easily grows into large yellow-orange fruits in time for Halloween. fun for children to grow ans carve, and makes a super pumkin pie.
WHERE TO SOW
sow seeeds on edge 1.5cm deep to prevent rotting in pots during april to may under glass at 20c using good quality compost. sow outdoors mid-may to june direct into ground site 1.5cm deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm apart
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted into the growing site in late may to early june 60-90cm apart once all risk of frost has passed poutdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
for very large fruits, remove growing point after 3 or 4 fruits have set then gradually reduce down to only 1 or 2 fruits per plant.