All You Need To Know About Growing Pumpkins
You want to know everything about growing pumpkins at home? Great!
This article is exactly for you since I will answer all questions you might have about growing pumpkins in the following chapters.
Time & Duration
Do pumpkins grow year-round?
Yes, it is possible to grow pumpkins year-round.
However, since pumpkins need lots of sun to grow well, they usually grow best in spring and summer while they don’t grow as well for the rest of the year.
Hence, if you have the choice, make sure to grow your pumpkins during the main season since your plants will grow much faster and also your yields tend to be significantly higher as well.
Do pumpkins grow fast?
Compared to other plants, pumpkins grow relatively slow.
In fact, it can take many months to grow pumpkins from seed to harvest and this means that you will need lots of patience.
Moreover, you may invest plenty of time and if you don’t get the desired yields, your pumpkin growing project may feel like a waste of time to you.
Thus, if you are an impatient person, you may rather want to plant lettuce, carrots, spinach and other plants that will take you far less time to grow.
How long does it take to grow pumpkins?
It usually takes between 110 and 140 days to grow pumpkins from seed to harvest.
However, this also greatly depends on the growing conditions you can provide for your plants, on the climatic circumstances and also on your level of experience.
If you want to speed up your pumpkin growing project, you can just use seedlings from the store instead of raising your own seedlings to save a few weeks of time.
This is especially helpful if it is already late spring and your plants would not make it to maturity before frost otherwise.
Do pumpkins grow back every year?
No, pumpkins are not perennial but rather grown as annuals and this means that you will only harvest them one single time and then dispose of the remaining plant material in the garbage or on your compost.
How long do pumpkin plants live?
If you grow pumpkin plants in spring and don’t remove them from your garden after the harvest, they will usually live until the first winter frost of the season arrives.
In most moderate climatic zones, this will be somewhere between October and November.
Can you grow pumpkins in fall?
While you could grow pumpkins in fall, I don’t recommend you do so since fall and winter are not the main seasons for growing pumpkins and for a good reason.
This period of the year is extremely dark and you will just not be able to provide your plants with sufficient natural sunlight.
Moreover, you will also have to grow your plants indoors for many months and you will not be able to provide natural living conditions inside your four walls.
Hence, I would personally wait until next spring to grow your pumpkins in the best possible manner.
Can you grow pumpkins in winter?
I also don’t like growing pumpkins in winter.
While it might be possible in theory, you run into similar issues like with growing them in fall.
The point is that you will not gain anything but will experience serious trouble if you don’t know what you are doing.
Moreover, since you will have to grow your pumpkins indoors, your plants will take away lots of space from you and this can be really annoying, especially if you live in a rather small flat since pumpkin plants can get quite big.
Location & Climate
Will pumpkins grow in shade?
While it is possible to grow pumpkins in shade, they still grow much better in sunny environments.
Hence, only grow your pumpkins in shade if you don’t have any other choice at your home.
Otherwise, go for a more sunny environment since more sun means a better growth behavior and higher yields on average.
Will pumpkins grow in partial shade?
You can also grow pumpkins in partially shady environments.
In fact, this is the best environment for small pumpkin seedlings to grow since they will get enough sun but will still be protected against excessive sun exposure and radiation.
Do pumpkins grow best in full sun?
Full sun is typically the best environment to grow your pumpkins in.
However, as mentioned before, this is not true for smaller plants.
If your plants are not big enough, you should make sure to only expose them to a few hours of sunlight per day.
However, once your pumpkins get bigger, it is time to move them to a sunny spot where they can enjoy the sun all day long if you want to optimize the growth behavior as well as the yield of your plants.
Will pumpkins tolerate frost?
While pumpkin plants are not as sensitive as many other garden plants to frost, it is still not a good idea to expose young pumpkin seedlings to the cold since they are often still quite sensitive and you should therefore wait with transplanting pumpkin seedlings outdoors until you don’t expect spring freeze anymore.
Do you have to protect pumpkins from the sun?
As mentioned before, it makes sense to protect small pumpkin seedlings from the sun.
Instead of giving them full sunlight, just choose a spot where they can get a little bit of sun but still enough shade to be protected against excessive radiation.
Once your pumpkin plants get bigger and stronger, there will no longer be the need to protect them against the sun and you can just let them grow in a fully sunny environment.
How much space do you need to grow pumpkins?
Pumpkins need lots of space and you should plan between 11 and 13 square feet of space per plant.
This may sound a lot to you.
However, many people underestimate the size pumpkin plants can reach and trust me, they will grow quite big if you follow the advice in my grower’s guides ;).
Hence, make sure to provide your pumpkins with as much space as possible.
The more space they get, the bigger and stronger they will grow and they will also not have to compete with other plants for nutrients or sunlight.
Can you grow pumpkins without a garden or balcony?
I don’t recommend growing pumpkins in case you neither have a balcony nor a garden.
Sure, it will be possible in theory. Yet, you would have to grow pumpkins indoors and since those plants can get quite big, they will take away lots of space from you.
Moreover, you will also not be able to provide as natural growing conditions indoors as if you could outdoors.
Consequently, the growth behavior and also your yields will suffer quite a lot and you should really make sure that you are willing to accept all those downsides before growing pumpkins under such circumstances.
Can you grow pumpkins in small flats?
As mentioned before, I don’t advise you to grow pumpkins indoors.
This is especially true if you only have a small flat since your pumpkin plants will soon conquer most of the space in your room and there will be barely any room for you left.
Hence, if you currently live in a small place without a balcony, you should definitely wait with growing pumpkins until you are able to afford a bigger place.
Can you grow pumpkins in an aquarium?
You could also use an empty aquarium as sort of a pot by filling it with potting soil and growing your pumpkins in there.
However, you will still have the problem that excess water will not run off properly and this means that your pumpkins plants will suffer from waterlogging.
Sooner or later, the roots of your plants will start to rot and this will not only lead to serious issues for your plants, but also to pretty unpleasant smell.
Consequently, while you could grow pumpkins in aquariums, using conventional pots would be much easier and more efficient.
Can you grow pumpkins in a terrarium?
Not only will you be able to grow pumpkins in aquariums, but you may also be able to grow pumpkins in terrariums, at least in theory.
Similar to aquariums, you will run into the same problems regarding waterlogging and you will just get much better results by using pots instead.
Can you grow pumpkins in a bucket?
Buckets can also be used to grow pumpkins. They basically work like normal pots if you drill some small holes into the bottom of your buckets so that water can run off properly.
In such a case, you will be barely able to see any difference in the growth behavior of your plants and if you don’t want to get a new pot, you can just use an old bucket for growing pumpkins.
However, make sure that you choose a really big bucket so that your pumpkin plants will get sufficient space to grow in a proper manner.
Can you grow pumpkins in bags?
Another rather exotic option is to grow pumpkins in bags.
This is quite possible if you use big bags and also make sure that you make some small holes into your bags to let water run off.
Moreover, you should also not use plastic bags but more stable bags so that your bags will not break when you fill them with lots of potting soil.
Can you grow pumpkins in hanging baskets?
While it would also be possible to grow pumpkins in hanging baskets, it would not be my first choice since the fruits of your plants can get quite heavy and your plants may not be able to hold those fruits to maturity.
In turn, you may lose a significant fraction of your yield by growing pumpkins in hanging baskets and I therefore recommend you just use conventional pots instead.
Can you grow pumpkins in rainy climatic zones?
While you can grow pumpkins in almost any climatic zone, you will have to expect negative effects on the growth behavior and on the yield if you want to grow them in rainy climates.
Pumpkins just need lots of sun to grow well and they will therefore not grow as well in rainy environments.
However, it is still possible to grow pumpkins in rainy climates and if you urgently want to grow pumpkins in such climates, just go for it and see what happens.
After all, what do you have to lose?!
Can you grow pumpkins in tropical climatic zones?
To grow well, pumpkins prefer hot and dry climates.
Hence, while you could try to grow pumpkins in the tropics, they will likely not grow that well since most pumpkin varieties don’t like the moist air and you should therefore pick a variety that has been cultivated for tropical regions.
Can you grow pumpkins in regions with permafrost?
You will also have problems growing pumpkins in regions with permafrost.
In those extremely cold climatic zones, you will have to grow pumpkins indoors and this leads to all sorts of issues as mentioned earlier in this article.
Not only will you have to clean your home more often, but you will also not be able to provide natural growing conditions for your plants.
Moreover, your plants will also take away lots of space and I therefore recommend you go for growing smaller plants indoors in case you live in regions where permafrost is quite common.
Will pumpkins grow indoors?
While it is possible to grow pumpkins indoors, I would not recommend you do so since your pumpkin plants will get quite big and you will have to deal with several other issues that come along with it.
Hence, instead of growing pumpkins indoors, I recommend you wait until it gets warmer outdoors and grow your pumpkin plants outdoors rather than indoors.
Do pumpkins grow on vines?
No, pumpkins don’t grow on vines but rather grow on big plants.
You might already have seen those big pumpkin plants or you can also see them by just watching one of the videos I embedded in this article.
Do pumpkins grow underground?
No, pumpkins never grow underground.
In contrast to potatoes or carrots, you will harvest pumpkins above the ground by just picking them one after the other.
Do pumpkins grow in the wild?
While some original pumpkin species still grow in the wild, you may not even recognize those species as pumpkins anymore since they just look quite different from what you will associate with pumpkins.
In fact, many different pumpkin varieties have been cultured over time and those varieties have often barely anything to do with the original plant.
What is the best orientation for growing pumpkins?
Pumpkins like plenty of sun and the best orientation to grow pumpkins is therefore south.
However, you will also be able to grow pumpkins in west or east orientation in a proper manner.
Just avoid planting them in north orientation since they would not get enough sunlight if you did.
Can pumpkin plants grow with indirect sunlight?
It is also possible to grow pumpkins with indirect sunlight. You can just use a greenhouse or also grow pumpkins indoors.
However, you will still get the best results if you just grow pumpkins with plenty of direct sunlight and you should therefore make sure to choose a nice sunny spot in your garden or on your balcony to grow pumpkins in the best possible manner.
When to grow pumpkins from seed?
The best time to grow pumpkins from seed is in early spring.
If there is still frost in your region, you should just raise pumpkin seedlings indoors in spring and transplant them outdoors later in the year when you don’t expect frost anymore to protect your small plants from the cold.
Where do pumpkins grow best?
The best location to grow pumpkins is in a nice sunny spot around your home.
While it will be best to grow pumpkins in your garden, you could also grow them in pots in a decent manner as long as you use big pots to provide enough soil and nutrients for your plants.
Where to grow pumpkins in pots?
Make sure to place your pots in a nice sunny environment.
This can be your porch or also your balcony if you have one.
Only if you provide enough sunlight to your plants, you will get the best out of your growing project and also your pumpkin yields will be much higher.
Where to grow pumpkins indoors?
If you plan to grow pumpkins indoors for your own reasons, you should place your pots in a nice sunny spot inside your home.
Only then will your pumpkins grow in a decent manner.
However, you should still not expect the same yields compared to growing them outdoors since you will simply not be able to provide the same natural growing conditions to your plants.
Can you grow pumpkins in water?
You should never try to grow pumpkins in pure water without using soil at all.
While this might be possible in theory, most people will still fail in practice and you should therefore grow your pumpkins in conventional potting soil instead of pure water instead.
Can you grow pumpkins with LED lights?
While LEDs can be a supporting measure if you want to grow pumpkins indoors, they are often too weak to make a real difference and you will also waste lots of energy, which will translate into higher energy costs and is also pretty bad for our planet.
Hence, instead of using LEDs for growing pumpkins, just place your pumpkin plants in sunny environments and you will get much better results.
Can you grow pumpkins in dark rooms?
As mentioned earlier, pumpkins love the sun and if you don’t provide your pumpkin plants with enough sun, you will just not be able to grow them in a decent manner.
Thus, growing pumpkins in dark rooms will not be a good idea and you should rather choose a brighter spot around your home instead.
Can you reuse soil for growing pumpkins the next year?
Yes, it is definitely possible to reuse the soil for future growing years when it comes to growing pumpkins.
However, since pumpkins need lots of nutrients to grow big and to provide decent yields, you should definitely add some natural fertilizer to make the soil richer in nutrients so that you can reuse it for many years to come.
Do pumpkins grow well in waterlogged soil?
No, pumpkins don’t like waterlogged soil at all and this means that you have to make sure that water can run off properly in order to avoid that the roots of your plants will begin to rot sooner or later.
Do pumpkins grow in acidic, neutral or alkaline soil?
Pumpkins grow best in slightly acidic soil with an optimal soil pH of 6.3. to 6.8.
However, you don’t have to care much about those technical details. Just get some potting soil from the store and you will be good to grow pumpkins in a decent manner.
Will pumpkins grow in sandy soil?
While it is possible to grow pumpkins in sandy soil, they will still grow better in a soil mix that is specifically made for growing pumpkins.
Hence, just ask for the best soil mix in your local garden center to get the best results instead of using extremely sandy soil.
Will pumpkins grow in clay soil?
I personally don’t like growing pumpkins in clay soil since this type of soil is not loose enough and therefore also stores the water for quite long.
Quite often, water puddles below the soil surface will form and this is not good for the roots of your plants at all.
Thus, instead of relying on clay soil to grow pumpkins, you should go for a traditional soil mix instead.
Will pumpkins grow in compost?
Compost from your garden will also be great to grow pumpkins.
In fact, since compost is pretty rich in nutrients and also loose enough so that the roots of your plants can develop in a quick and healthy manner, using compost will even be better than using conventional potting soil from the store and you should therefore definitely go for it if you are able to make your own compost at home.
Do pumpkins need a lot of water?
Pumpkins grow quite big and this means that they will also need lots of water to grow well.
However, there is a huge difference between growing pumpkins in pots in protected environments or in your garden.
If you grow pumpkins in pots, you will have to water them almost every day once they get bigger.
However, if you grow them in your garden, your pumpkin plants will be able to use lots of rainwater and you will therefore have to water your plants far less.
Do you have to water pumpkin plants on a regular basis?
While having a regular watering schedule can help you not to forget to water your plants, you still have to adjust this schedule to outdoor conditions and also to the size of your plants.
For instance, if your plants are still small, you will not have to water them that much.
If it rains outdoors, you will also not have to water your plants since they will get sufficient rainwater.
As you can see, there are many factors that determine the water demand of your plants and you should therefore adjust your watering schedule to those factors to provide the best growing conditions for your plants.
Should you use filtered or unfiltered water to water pumpkins?
While some gardening experts claim that filtered water will be better for your pumpkin plants, I personally haven’t seen any difference and you should therefore not worry about it too much.
If you provide good growing conditions, you will be perfectly fine.
When to stake pumpkins?
In my opinion, there is no need to stake pumpkins if you have enough space in your garden.
However, if you don’t, you can stake them vertically once they reach a height of at least 5 inches.
What to tie pumpkins with?
To stake and tie your pumpkin plants, you can just use some natural cord from the store and place some sticks next to each plant.
Just tie each plant to a stick and you will be good to go.
What to do when pumpkin plants turn yellow?
When your pumpkin plants turn yellow, this is usually a sign of a lack of nutrients or bad watering behavior.
In such a case, you should first add some additional fertilizer to your plants and wait a few weeks and see if the symptoms vanish.
If not, you should also try to adjust your watering schedule.
If the soil is still wet, don’t water your plants at all.
If the soil surface is dry, water your plants more.
By doing so, you should see positive results pretty soon.
How to protect pumpkins against wind?
To protect your pumpkin plants against wind, it will be enough to stake them.
Once your plants get older, there will even be no need to protect them against wind anymore since they will be strong enough to deal with those issues without the need for any intervention from your side.
How to protect pumpkins against heavy rain?
Once your plants reach a size of around 5 inches in height, they will also be resistant enough to deal with heavy rain on their own.
Hence, just wait until they get big enough before you transplant pumpkin seedlings outdoors and there will be no need to protect them against rain anymore at this point.
How to protect pumpkins against hail?
If you grow pumpkins in pots, you can just move those pots to protected areas around your home to protect them against hail.
However, if you grow them straight in your garden, you will not have the opportunity to move your plants.
In such a case, you could try to protect your plants by using some foil coverage or you could also install an umbrella to keep away hail to a certain extent.
Should you pinch out pumpkin plants?
No, you should not pinch pumpkin plants.
In fact, I got the best results by just letting them grow.
Hence, just let nature do its work and you will be good to go in this regard.
Where to pinch pumpkin plants?
If you still want to pinch out your pumpkin plants for your own reasons, I recommend you do it in your garden instead of inside your home to avoid a mess and also to keep insects outside your four walls.
Can you grow pumpkins without fertilizer?
While it is possible to grow pumpkins without the use of fertilizer, I still don’t advise you to do so since pumpkins will need lots of nutrients to grow well and also your yields would be much lower in the absence of fertilizer.
Hence, make sure to fertilize your plants on a regular basis.
However, instead of using chemical fertilizer, use natural alternatives instead to protect our environment as best as possible.
Should you cover your pumpkins to protect them against frost?
Pumpkin plants don’t like the cold and if you don’t grow transplants indoors but rather want to start directly in your garden, you should cover your plants to protect them against frost.
However, covering plants often has negative effects on lighting and will therefore confuse your plants.
Hence, I recommend you grow pumpkin seedlings indoors and transplant them outdoors later in the year when you don’t expect frost anymore.
Pests & Diseases
Can you grow pumpkins without using pesticides?
If you provide perfect growing conditions for your pumpkins, it will often be possible to grow them without using any pesticides.
However, in some cases, pest infestations are such big that you have to use pesticides to get rid of those annoying little friends if you want your plants to survive and to get decent yields.
Should you use natural or chemical pesticides for growing pumpkins?
In case there is the need of using pesticides on your pumpkins, at least make sure that you rely on the most eco-friendly pesticides instead of using chemical pesticides that would harm the soil and would also contaminate your crops.
You can just get one of those natural pesticides from your garden center or also make your own natural pesticide by using stinging nettle liquid and spraying it onto the leaves of your pumpkins.
What are the most common pumpkin pests?
Beetles, snails and squash bugs are the most common pumpkin pests.
However, there are also many other pests waiting for your pumpkins out there and you should therefore make sure to get some knowledge on how to get rid of those pests.
How to protect pumpkins against pests?
To learn more about how to get rid of pumpkin pests, make sure to check out how to control pumpkin pests and diseases and also my pest prevention guides.
Are pumpkins good plants to grow for children?
I would not recommend you grow pumpkins with children since it will just take far too long and kids will often lose interest in your growing project pretty soon.
Instead, I recommend you grow carrots or lettuce since you can grow those plants much faster.
Are pumpkins good plants for a school project?
You could also make a nice school project out of growing pumpkins.
However, make sure that you start early in the year so that school kids will see the results of their labor before the school year ends.
Is growing pumpkins difficult?
While growing pumpkins is not that difficult if you know what you are doing, you still need some knowledge to get decent results.
Hence, as a beginner, you may go for growing tomatoes or other plants where it is even hard to get it wrong.
What color do ripe pumpkins have?
Most pumpkin varieties will turn yellow or orange once they are ready to harvest.
However, there are also more exotic pumpkin varieties that will turn green or even purple.
Hence, the color your ripe pumpkins will have depends on the variety you grow and you should harvest your pumpkins according to the target color of the individual species.
Can you dry pumpkin seeds?
Yes, you can dry pumpkin seeds and store them in a sealed bag in a dark room.
By doing so, you can use those seeds for many future pumpkin growing projects without the need of getting additional seeds from the store.
Can pumpkins get overripe?
Yes, pumpkins can get overripe and you should therefore harvest them once they are ripe so that you can avoid a loss of flavor and nutrients.
What parts of a pumpkin plant can you eat?
While most people only eat pumpkin crops and dispose of the rest of the plant, you could even make a nice salad out of pumpkin leaves if you want to.
However, not everyone likes the taste and you can just give it a try and decide for yourself whether you want to eat pumpkin leaves or not.
Are pumpkin leaves edible?
Most studies come to the conclusion that pumpkin leaves are indeed edible.
Yet, this doesn’t mean that they taste well and you should decide for yourself if you want to eat those leaves or if you rather want to dispose of them.
Are pumpkin plants toxic for pets?
Depending on the pet you want to keep, pumpkin plants can also be toxic for those pets and you should therefore make sure to separate your pets from your pumpkins and from other garden plants to avoid any issues in this regard.
For instance, you could just install a fence around your plants and you will be good to go.
Is growing pumpkins expensive?
No, growing pumpkins is not expensive at all. In fact, you can do so at almost no cost.
You could even grow pumpkins for free in case you have a big garden and get some pumpkin seeds from your friends who buy pumpkins for consumption purposes.
Even if you have to buy pumpkin seeds and a few pots, it will still not cost you much money and your growing experience should be well worth it.
Is growing pumpkins fun?
For me, growing pumpkins is quite a lot of fun and also pretty interesting.
I love to see my plants grow and make progress every day.
It also gives me the opportunity to relax and to get back in touch with nature.
Do pumpkins grow on trees?
No, pumpkins never grow on trees but rather grow on plants.
In case you haven’t seen a pumpkin plant before, make sure to check out one of the videos in this article.
Do pumpkins grow from flowers?
Yes, pumpkins grow from flowers.
In fact, it is urgently necessary for your pumpkin plant to have flowers since it will just not produce any pumpkins otherwise.
How many pumpkin plants should you grow per pot?
You should only grow one pumpkin plant per pot.
Since pumpkins grow quite big and need lots of nutrients, growing more than one plant per pot would lead to a state where your plants would have to compete for nutrients and this is never a good thing since it slows down the growth of your plants.
Which animals eat pumpkin plants?
Mice, squirrels and other rodents love to feed on pumpkins.
Hence, make sure that you protect your pumpkin plants properly if you want to grow them outdoors in your garden.
Will your pets eat your pumpkins?
Also your pets may try to feed on your pumpkin plants.
This can not only be bad for your plants, but also for your pet since they may get intoxicated from the consumption of pumpkin plant material.
Hence, always make sure to keep away your pets from pumpkins and other garden plants to avoid any issues in this regard.
Why pumpkins grow small?
If your pumpkins grow small, it usually has to do with a lack of nutrients or with a suboptimal growing location.
You should also have a look at your watering schedule.
If you optimize all those factors, chances are that your pumpkins will never grow small again and that you will be able to get much higher yields in the next years.
What to grow with pumpkins?
There are many plants which you can grow with pumpkins.
Make sure to check out the best pumpkin companion plants If you want to learn more about what plants to grow with pumpkins.
Can you grow pumpkins from pumpkins?
Yes, you can also grow pumpkins from pumpkins by just planting a whole pumpkin and cover it with soil.
After watering it for a few weeks, you should see some seedlings reaching the soil surface.
However, this would be a huge waste of food and you should therefore only use the seeds of your pumpkin instead of using the whole fruit for growing purposes.
Can you grow pumpkins from pumpkin slices?
You could also just use a pumpkin slice and it into the ground to grow pumpkin seedlings.
However, this only works if the slice contains any seeds.
Otherwise, your pumpkin slice will not yield any results and will just rot.
Can you grow pumpkins without seeds?
Growing pumpkins without using seeds is possible if you rely on seedlings from the garden center.
For instance, you can just get one pumpkin seedling from the store and produce some cuttings to multiply your pumpkin production.
Do you have to pollinate pumpkin plants?
Yes, you should pollinate pumpkin plants by hand since you will often not get decent yields without it.
Just use a cotton swab and put it into each pumpkin plant.
By doing so, you will distribute the pollen and can make sure that you pollinate as many flowers as possible.
How to grow big pumpkins?
If you want to get big pumpkins, you have to optimize the growing conditions as best as possible.
This means that you have to provide enough space and nutrients to your plants.
You also have to water your plants on a regular basis and choose a nice and sunny spot in your garden.
If you do all of that and also follow the tips and tricks in this article, you will be set up for success when it comes to growing pumpkins at home.
Can you grow pumpkins commercially?
While big companies grow pumpkins commercially, it will be almost impossible to conquer this market for small farmers since you would have to invest lots of money into equipment and farmland and it would also take you quite long to make the necessary connections to distributors.
Hence, I recommend you just grow pumpkins as a hobby rather than turning it into a profession.
Can you grow pumpkins from fresh seeds?
You can definitely grow pumpkins from fresh seeds. I even found that fresh seeds have a better germination rate than dried seeds from the garden center.
You can just get those fresh seeds from pumpkins from the store and you will be good to go.
Can you grow pumpkins from dried seeds?
It is also possible to grow pumpkins from dried seeds.
You can either dry them yourself or get dried seeds from the garden center.
Can you grow pumpkins from rotten fruits?
While you could grow pumpkins from rotten fruits, I don’t advise you to do so since it would just be pretty unhygienic and you should therefore rely on fresh seeding material instead.
Can you grow pumpkins from cuttings?
While it is possible to grow pumpkins from cuttings, it needs some experience to succeed with it and especially if you are still a beginner, I recommend you just raise pumpkins from seed instead of using cuttings since it is just much easier.
Should you use a pumpkin growing kit to grow pumpkins?
You can also use a growing kit for growing pumpkins.
While those growing kits work, they are usually also much more expensive and I therefore recommend you go for buying the things you need to grow pumpkins separately instead.
Should you talk to your pumpkins?
You can also try to talk to your pumpkin plants.
However, I personally haven’t found any positive results from it and I therefore recommend you just use your time for important things instead.
Should you plant pumpkins at half moon or full moon?
Similar to talking to your pumpkin plants, I also don’t believe that the moon phase will have any effect on the germination rate and on the long-term growth behavior of your plants.
Now that you hopefully got the answer to the question you were looking for, you may also want to check out my pumpkin grower’s guide where I show you how to grow pumpkins from seed to harvest step-by-step.
Own experience in growing pumpkins
About the Author
My name is Andreas and I’m really passionate about our environment and also about growing plants. In fact, I have grown several different plants over many years. I love to see my plants grow and also always try new things to improve my overall conditions at home.
In my blog posts, I want to share my experiences with you so that you can become successful in growing various different plants and improving your home as well, even though you might still be a beginner right now.