pumpkins - Knowledgebase Question

Colorado Springs, Co
Question by azog64
February 12, 2010
im on colorado springs where the soil is not the best for melons?
tips for planting pumkins?
things to add to the soil?
thanks
Bill


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Answer from NGA
February 12, 2010

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I usually plant my melons and squash on hills of mounded, amended soil. If you mound your soil up and plant on top, the roots of the plants will have an easier time penetrating the soil and the vines will be able to spill down over the sides of the hills, keeping the crowns of the plants high and dry. Amending the soil you plan to mound up into a hill with organic matter such as compost with help loosen it, provide nutrients to the roots of your plants and will also help hold moisture. Best wishes with your garden!

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