Pumpkin and Zuccini Patch.

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Pumpkin and Zuccini Patch.

Postby Shotgun Paul. » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:29 am

Morning all,

I am planing ahead on this one. :roll: :roll:
What would be the best sort of a patch for these vege,s length and width
and how many would be advisable in that length. :!: :!:

At the moment I am thinking of having a long one the width I am not
sure of.
The family loves pumpkin and zuccini so I am thinking of planting a few
in this particular patch.

I remember someone on this forum had one for there pumpkin or
something like it.
Any ideas would be a great help for when the season comes.

Regards,
Paul.
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Postby Sam » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:11 pm

Paul,

our experience with pumpkin is that THEY decide where they want to grow, so make sure there is a lot of space. You could try training them by moving every day, but be aware that pumpkin vines seem to have a mind of their own. make sure you have some sort of straw down on the ground for the fruit to sit on and that you pollinate by hand to make sure of success - the female flowers have a swelling like a small fruit at their base. Pick a male flower and dust the female with it. It does feel quite bizarre at first, but makes a big difference to your success.

good luck - home grown pumpkin are beautiful and store for ages!
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