Getting Started Growing Great Pumpkins
Whether you’re growing jack-o-lanterns, warty pumpkins or 500 pounders, here are some growing tips to get you started. Great soil is essential for growing your pumpkins. Get a soil test done by Colorado State University or do one yourself using a Soil Test Kit, then bring us the results so we may help you get your soil ready for growing pumpkins. Pumpkins thrive in rich soils that drain well, something you can achieve by adding organic material such as Sheep, Peat and Compost. Work in some humic acid and Fox Farm Fruit & Flower – a great fertilizer which also contains calcium, magnesium and Mycorrizah fungi to help make your pumpkin’s root system bigger. You can start your pumpkins from seed or you can choose plants that are started. In the compact, lighter weight plants, we’ve got Orange Smoothie, Small Sugar Pie, Wee Bee Little and Windsor. th, 2014 and stay tuned for more tips on growing great pumpkins.