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Pumpkin Growing Tips Wanted

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Sandra15-Mar-04 09:44 AM EST 2b   
bruce23-Mar-04 09:53 AM EST 3   
Brian ( 01:57 PM EST 5b   

Subject: Pumpkin Growing Tips Wanted
From: Sandra
Zone: 2b
Date: 15-Mar-04 09:44 AM EST

I'm going to try to grow a big pumpkin this year (contest between some of my neighbours) and want to grow the big one. Does anyone have any tips for me?

Subject: RE: Pumpkin Growing Tips Wanted
From: bruce (
Zone: 3
Date: 23-Mar-04 09:53 AM EST

Hi Sandra. I have grown some large pumpkins and it is fairly easy. Start with the giant atlantic dill pumpkin seed. You can start them indoors or outside. I keep mine well watered and pollinate by hand. Once i have 2 good pumpkins coming on a plant i pinch off all other pumpkins and flowers. I also keep all the runners pinched back to keep all the growth going to the pumpkins.Last year i wasn't able to move the 2 pumpkins i grew out of the garden because they were to heavy for me to lift. The largest was about 2 feet across. Hope this helps.

Subject: RE: Pumpkin Growing Tips Wanted
From: Brian (
Zone: 5b
Date: 23-Mar-04 01:57 PM EST

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