Pumpkin Little October Seeds

Pumpkin Little October Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #0176

95 days. Looking for an ideal family craft project? After your “mini-gardeners” have helped grow this mini-pumpkin from seed to harvest, let them loose with acrylic paints or permanent markers. Spray with a polyurethane glaze to preserve the creative results! (The pumpkins, not the kids!)

This packet sows 4 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4’-6’

Thinning:
When seedling has several leaves
thin to 2
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 3 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground. Transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves.

Harvesting: Harvest pumpkins before the first fall frost, and when foliage has begun to dry out. Cut stem with a knife, leaving 2" of stem on the pumpkin. Do not hold the pumpkin by the stem; if stem attachment gets broken, or any part of the pumpkin bruises, the pumpkin will rot. Brush off any dirt or leaves. Cure in a sunny window or porch at 75-80°F for 1-2 weeks before eating or storage. Do not allow harvested fruit to get wet.

Artist: Donna Clement

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