Pumpkin Nook

The Internet Shrine and Library for Pumpkins

Home

Channels:
Market
How to Grow
Giant Pumpkins
Community
Fun and Games
Facts/Education
Cookbook
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Kid Stuff

Other:
Gardener's Net
Holiday Insights
HI Greeting Cards

* * * * * * *








Pest Control Products


Fueling Pumpkin Plant Growth

A healthy, vibrant plant produces bigger pumpkins. A stressed plant, or a small, slow-growing plant, is less capable of producing and supporting the "Big One". So, it's important to get your pumpkin plants off to a good start, and keep them growing fast and strong all season long.

Pumpkin plants need different fertilizet mixtures at different points in the growing season.

It is essential to give your pumpkin plants plenty to "eat". During the early part of the season, before the pollination period, give your plants need regular feedings of high in nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen helps your plant to grow fast and strong, producing lush, green foliage.

Just in advance of the pollination period, usually early July, switch over to a fertilizer high in Phosphorous, which promotes blooming and fruit set.

After pumpkin fruit has set, switch to a fertilizer high in potassium.

Here's the basics for getting your pumpkin patch growing fast and strong:


Planting Pumpkins, Early Season Care - How to get your plants off to a good start.
Promoting Secondary Roots - This one technique will add lots of pounds to your fruit.
Fertilizers - Learn what to apply, when and how often.
Foliar Feeding - It gives your plants a big boost, and helps to keep leaves lush and healthy.
Insects - The battle begins early, and lasts all season.
Pests - Learn how to protect plants from garden pests....there's plenty of them.
Plant Disease - Protect your plants early... "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
Pruning - It's what the giant growers do to train their plants to focus upon growing fruit, not leaves.


More Information:


Get your seed catalog......

Giant Pumpkins- Every pumpkin grower feels the urge to grow a giant pumpkin at least once in their lives. Those who try, often are hooked for life. The challenge of growing these giant pumpkins is huge and irresistible. The rewards are enormous. Our popular Goliath Giant Pumpkin Seeds include a "How to Grow" pamphlet.

Yes, we carry Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds

Buy Flower, Vegetable and Herb Seeds Finest quality Ferry Morse Seed, America's oldest seed company with their famous "guarantee to grow".

Compost Tumblers quickly turn kitchen and yard waste into rich, organic compost.

Buy a Composter now

More on Garden Composters


Fish & Seaweed Fertilizers

Gardening:
Flower Seeds
Vegetable Seeds

Heirloom Seeds
Herb Seeds
Organic Seed / Supply

Flower Bulbs
Coldframes
Composters
Garden Fertilizers
Greenhouses
Houseplants
Planters
Raised Beds
Garden Supplies

Yard & Deck:
Grills
Hammocks
Hose Carts/Reels
Outdoor Storage
Solar Lights
Pest Control

Seasonal:
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Other Holidays
Carving Stuff
Fog Machine
Jello Molds
Costume/Makeup
Lights
House Flags
Candles
Decorations
Kitchen/Party Supply


Home | Shop | Site Search | How to Grow | Giant Pumpkins |Fun 'N Games | Facts 'n Education |
| Cookbook | Halloween | Thanksgiving |

Copyright 1998-2013: PumpkinNook © By Premier Star Co.