Are your pumpkin plants ready to plant out? Harden them to the elements for a couple of nights first by leaving them outside in a sunny protected spot.
The fear of frost is now past. Plant your pumpkins in well prepared soil with plenty of well rotted organic matter added. Plant one metre apart, to the depth of the original soil level in the pot.
Water frequently. Feed with liquid feed weekly. Water the roots not the leaves!
Check your pumpkins, why not put down beer traps to prevent the little critters eating your plants.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
You may well now be seeing the first 'true' leaves growing, they have more texture and are more pointy than the first leaves. It will soon be time to pot your pumpkin on into a bigger pot.
The white roots are just showing through the base of the pot on our pumpkin plants here (see pic), which is another sign that the potting on time is nearly upon us. I am going to wait until the second leaf is a bit bigger before I pot on.
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