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How do successfully grow a healthy punkin?

5 days old want to know how i get it really big and healthy.

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4 Responses to “How do successfully grow a healthy punkin?”

  1. lindy~*~*whoops*~*~ said :

    pumpkin – it wont get healthy if you call it a punkin

  2. f44oster said :

    First plant the pumpkin seed,
    Second ,let the plant send out shoots which will bud and flower
    Third, cut off the weakest looking shoots
    Fourth layer straw underneath the flower where your pumpkin will develop, this will keep the slugs off and protect you pumpkin.
    Fifth, feed your plant with liquid fertliser.
    Sixth, just watch it grow, Good luck & happy haloween

  3. florayg said :

    Punkin? I know how to grow a pumpkin… lots of water every day, and cut off any other pumpkins that appear on the plant, it will only grow one BIG one. Slug traps all around, and liquid feed every week. Good luck

  4. glorius angel said :

    follow this:

    Grow & Care – Pumpkin

    Fast Facts

    Light Requirements Full sun
    Temperature Adaptations Very tender – plant about two weeks after average date of last spring frost when soil is very warm.
    Acidity (pH) Tolerance 6.8 to 5.5 pH
    Salinity (Ec) Tolerance 3.2 to 4.7 depending on variety
    How Pollinated Insects
    Growth Habits Annual

    Additional Information

    Fertilizer Requirements

    In the spring, apply between 1 1/2 and 2 pounds of complete fertilizer (20-20-20) per 100 feet of row.

    Side dress with a complete fertilizer mid-season to replace used nutrients.

    Water Utilization

    Pumpkins should be watered deeply when the soil is dry. During fruit production, avoid large fluctuations in soil moisture to prevent blossom end rot.

    Plant Development and Care

    Plants emerge in 3 to 5 days in adequately warm soil and quickly develop true leaves. When the first true leaves develop, thin the plants saving the best three or four plants per hill. Cut the plant tops off those selected for removal to avoid damage to the other plant roots.

    Most pumpkins have a vining habit, although a newer variety, Burpee’s Bushkin grows vines only 6 feet long. Vines can be trellised up trellises or fences to save space if desired. Place trellised plants at the north end of the garden to avoid shading other vegetables.

    Fruits may come in a variety of shapes and sizes from oblong to spherical, oval to acorn, to pear shaped or other. Most pumpkins turn orange when ripe, although some are orange from the time they form.

    Many require a long growing season to reach maturity. Use season extenders such as wall-o-waters in early spring to warm soil and mulch with clear plastic to warm the soil and hasten maturity.

    Water regularly to wet the soil to 10 to 20 inches deep. Drip or ground irrigation is preferable to overhead sprinkling to discourage diseases.

    The use of black or clear plastic mulch cuts down the need for frequent watering. Clear plastic heats the soil and encourages rapid growth and development of the plants and pumpkin fruits.

    Germination Time (Days)

    3 to 5 days at 70° to 80°

    Seed Germination and Temperature Range

    70° to 80° F soil temperature

    Common Fertilizer Deficiencies



    Pumpkins can be like an octopus in the garden, their tentacles stretch out everywhere. If you are careful, you could be growing more pumpkin than anything else. Sunset’s Steve Lorton has tips for taming the great pumpkin:

    Let the vines grow through the garden, but move them gently to keep control. For example: Don’t let them take over garden paths. Instead move the vine out of the way, perhaps letting it grow through a stand of corn. Move the vines off smaller vegetables before they choke them.

    Try not the cut back the vines, as this will damage the plant.

    If a pumpkin starts developing outside of the plot, maybe on a gravel or concrete walkway, place a plastic box underneath it. This will help the pumpkin develop a nice, round form.


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