Find These 6 Types of Pumpkins in South Africa

Flat White Boer pumpkin sitting on top of a pile of orange pumpkins and hay.

Pumpkins are an edible and decorative fruit that’s a staple of South African agriculture. There are various types of pumpkin in South Africa, ranging from mild to sweet, small to large, and short to long-term storage qualities. According to a study run by Indexbox, pumpkin consumption in South Africa has been increasing and is expected … Read more

Best Time to Plant Pumpkins in North Carolina

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Want to make a pumpkin patch? North Carolina would be a great place to do it. North Carolina has cheap land, easy access to water, and nutritious soil that’s good for growing.  It might not be as apparent when to plant pumpkins in North Carolina. This guide will tell you everything you need to know … Read more

65 of the Best Pumpkin Varieties to Grow in Your Garden

Various pumpkins harvested and stacked in the garden.

Pumpkins are Cucurbits along with Squash, gourds and cucumbers. They are pretty much an overlooked fruit other than on Halloween. There are many different varieties of pumpkins that we have cataloged according to their size. There are also Novelty varieties such as white, blue and green pumpkins and one of my personal favorites Musquee du Maroc, … Read more

Pumpkins Companion Plants – Inter-Planting

Cucurbita maxima    Full Sun     Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5    Best Companions: Corn and Beans Intercropping Pumpkin “Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, … Read more

Troubleshooting Pumpkin Plant Problems

Target leaf spot disease on pumpkin leaves.

Pumpkin vines, once planted, will grow un-cared for by man , all by themselves. They shant produce the bountiful fruits that a cared for pumpkin patch is capable of, but they will certainly help feed the insect and rodent populations. To produce the bountiful harvest we desire, a pumpkin patch must be properly cared for. … Read more

Baby Bear Pumpkin: Plant Profile and Growing Tips

Full Sun Annual Soil pH 6.0 to 7.5 Germination 7 – 10 Days 95 – 105 days to Maturity 5 to 6 Inch Diameter Height 3.5 to 4 inches tall Color: Orange Average Weight 1 lb Plant indoors roughly 3-4 weeks before last the final frost date in your region. Soil temperatures for germination should … Read more

How to Plant and Grow Pumpkins at Home

Big orange pumpkin growing in the garden.

Are you looking for a fun and easy project to do in your yard this autumn? Why not try planting pumpkins? These squash family plants are a great choice for gardeners of all experience levels, and they can be grown in a variety of climates. In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about growing pumpkins at home. We will start by discussing the best time to plant seeds, and then we will provide tips on how to care for your plants. Read on to learn more!