Pumpkins - Knowledgebase Question

Portsmouth, Rh
Question by Spreuit
March 23, 2009
I tried planting pumpkins last summer and was unsuccessful. I planted the seeds in a pot and then transplanted the plants into the ground. I got buds on the plants but then they all died. I would like to try again this year. help???


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Answer from NGA
March 23, 2009

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Pumpkins do not transplant well, as you have discovered. Try planting them in a sunny spot, placing 2-3 seeds in each planting hole. To make sure there's good drainage, mound some soil up into a basketball sized hill and plant your seeds on top. They should grow well for you. Best wishes with your pumplins!

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