Tips for Growing Pumpkins in Winter


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Pumpkins can be collected when they have a uniform orange tone and the skin is hard. Pumpkins can stay in the nursery through light, plant-killing frost.

Here are 10 tips for growing your pumpkins in the winter:



Sow seeds in columns or “pumpkin slopes,” which are the size of little pitcher hills.

Set up the slopes ahead of time with a bounty of old excrement incorporated into the ground (12 to 15 inches).



Sow the seeds 1 inch deep into the slopes (4 to 5 seeds for every slope). Space slopes 4 to 8 feet apart.

 Your plants ought to sprout in under seven days with the right soil temperature (70 degrees F) and emerge in 5 to 10 days.


At the point when the plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 2 to 3 plants for each slope by cutting off undesirable plants.



When planting in lines, plant seeds 6 to 12 inches separated in columns 6 to 10 feet apart.

Collect pumpkins on a dry day after the skins are hard.


To slow rot, leave an inch or two of stem on pumpkins when collecting them.



To collect the pumpkin, cut the stem off the plant cautiously with a sharp blade or pruners; don’t tear it

Handle pumpkins delicately or they might be wounded.