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Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

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Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Tue May 10, 2016 5:38 pm

I started this years Pumpkin and Squash Seeds a few weeks ago. I usually start them 4-6 weeks before i think that they are ready to move outdoors. 

I start them in my 'Pluggbox'. Trying to only start a few seeds of each Plant. These are sharing a tray with a Hanging Basket Cucumber, Malabar Spinach and Sugar snap Peas.

Pumpkin seeds and Cucumber seeds are large, and easy to handle. I place them about 1-2 cm into the soil.

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I love the way these type of seedlings grow. They look so strong from the start.

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They are somewhere on the edge of this tray.. Sugar Snap Peas kind of taking over.. 

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This is how they looked when I transplanted them:

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And now they have a few more days to grow indoors in their pots before I move them outdoors.

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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Fri May 20, 2016 12:31 pm

Did you plant them deeper when you transplanted?


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Sanna
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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Sun May 22, 2016 5:56 pm

No, I did not. I know that you should not plant Cucumbers deeper because of the stem being sensitive to overwatering and not growing new roots as Tomatoes does - so I figured that Pumpkin and Squash might be the same.. Not sure though.
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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:00 am

Is there any types of high producing small squash? I have a very small space and want to taste the deliciousness of homegrown squash
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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm harvesting the Squash / Zucchini continuously. I usually try to pick them when they are quite small, but this one was hiding. I planted these in my 'Three Sisters' Companion Planting and they have been thriving there. It's hard to keep up with the harvest, because Zucchinis are fast producers once they start. 

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Most Zucchinis is perfect for Container Gardening. Just make sure that you have quite large pot, and make sure to water it a lot when it start to produce. 
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Ava R.
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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:34 pm

Any small types of melon?
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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:38 am

Ava R. wrote:Any small types of melon?
No Melons yet. I fear that I was a bit late moving them to the Mini Greenhouse - so the season might be to short for them.. Unfortunately!
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Re: Grow Pumpkin and Squash from Seeds

Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:11 am

Im trying out scallop squash! Just recieved new containers for my garden... What should I put in them?
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