pumpkin plants - Knowledgebase Question

Decatur, IL
Question by budmanncyn
July 5, 2006
I bought some triple treat pumpkin plants when they were planted they would get sun and shade but the trees that gave them shade have been cut down now they get direct sun lite all day will they like this?

Answer from NGA
July 5, 2006


Pumpkins need full sun, which means direct sun all day long or for a minimum of six hours a day including the hour of noon. So they should do better with more sun. There may be an adjustment period while their foliage adapts to the increased light. Make sure they are well watered (the soil should be evenly moist like a wrung out sponge, not sopping wet/saturated and not dried out) as they will also use more water when grown in more sun.

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