Monday 15 November 2021

In My Seed Box for 2022 - Pumpkin

Thanks to winning the Equigrow Halloween Competition I have two packs of Suttons F1 Becky Pumpkin seeds. 20 seeds per pack costing £2.79 a pack with a sow by date of 2023 and a packed year ending 2021.

With good storage Pumpkin seeds can last 6 - 10 years.

Sow April/ June in a propagator on a windowsill or one seed per 75mm (3") pot in a greenhouse at approx 20-25C (68-78F) using a good quality compost. Cover seeds with 19mm (3/4") compost. 

Germination 5 - 8 days. 

Grow on, planting out when frost risk has passed, 91cm (3') between plants each way. Alternatively sow outside May/June when frost risk has passed, 2 seeds per station 25mm (1") deep. Thin to strongest seedling. Restrict fruits to 3 - 4 per plant. 

grows best in rich soil sowing to Cropping 18 - 20 weeks. 

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