Pumpkins for South Florida - Knowledgebase Question

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Question by Ambereliss
August 21, 1999
I would like to grow pumpkins for carving for Halloween with my kids. We live in south Florida (zone 10 or 11) and I am unsure of when to plant and what kind of pumpkins to plant. I don't need a huge crop maybe just 4 or 5. Is this doable? Thanks for any help you could give.

Answer from NGA
August 21, 1999


In South Florica, you should plant pumpkin seed in either January through February or August through September. To have them ready for carving in October, plant some early in the year, then cure and store them for next Halloween.

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