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Questions About Pumpkin Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 26, 2010

Q. Pumpkin Seeds

I took my seeds, dried them and put them in an plastic bag. Now they are all full of mold. Can I still save them or throw them away?

Answered by
Heather on
November 27, 2010
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I would agree with Loraine. Just toss them. In the future, store seeds in paper, instead of plastic. Here are a few instructions to make your own:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=seed+packet+template&ex=1&origin=EC010141330#ai:TC010266844|
http://www.thisgardenisillegal.com/2006/09/do-it-yourself-super-cool-seed-packets.html

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Answered by
Loraine on
November 27, 2010
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Best would be to just throw them away.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 28, 2010

Q. Can You Dry Pumpkin Seeds and Replant

If I save the seeds from a One Too Many Pumpkin, can I dry the seeds and will they grow in the spring garden?? I read somewhere that the ‘One Too Many’ seeds were open pollinated. What does this mean?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 29, 2010
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Yes, you can. Sometimes open pollinated seeds can cross pollinate with other squash, but most of the time they grow true. These articles will help with saving pumpkin seeds and explain open pollinated:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pumpkin/saving-pumpkin-seeds-how-to-store-pumpkin-seed-for-planting.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/non-hybrid-seeds-vs-hybrid-seeds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/glossary/open-pollinated.htm

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Answered by
roedl on
December 29, 2010
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One too many is a hybrid, so it's a 50/50 chance of getting one that looks like the one you have on hand. Open pollination means that insects, wind,or other natural way such as animal brushing against it does the pollination.

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Asked by
Scott.5150 on
January 8, 2011

Q. When Is the Best Time to Plant Pumpkin Seeds in Middle Georgia

I want to plant pumpkins.   When is the best time to do this in middle Georgia?

Answered by
Heather on
January 10, 2011
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When the soil temp in your area reaches 60F, you can plant pumpkins. If you are not able to take the soil temps, another general rule of thumb is when the night time temperatures are routinely 64F or higher.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 23, 2011

Q. How to Start a Vegetable or Flower Garden

Can you please tell me what I have to do to begin a garden for my four grandchildren, ages 6 to 11 years old. We do not have a large space and I am not sure what to plant. They did mention pumpkins. We do have a fence near the garden- any suggestions on how we can plant something to grow up the fence that the kids will eat?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 24, 2011
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The following article should be of some help to you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/children-and-vegetable-gardens.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 2, 2011

Q. When Pumpkins Are Ready to Be Picked

I am getting married in September and I want to have real pumpkins as our centerpieces, but I don’t know if the pumpkins would be ready to be picked or not. Am I out of luck?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 2, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 19, 2011

Q. Grow Pumpkins in a Container

I want to try to grow some pumpkins (not real big ones) for food in large 10-gallon containers or whiskey barrels. Can this be done?
Our area has much rock and large boulders, so the ground is just not garden friendly. Raised beds could work, but we rent our house and that is not an option. I do all my summer flowers, roses, herbs, and greens in all kinds of containers, strategically placed for the best sun as the lot is heavily treed. I have never attempted pumpkins or any of the squash family due to their growth habit. Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 19, 2011
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Yes, pumpkins can be grown this way. They are very water thirsty plants, however, so I would recommend making sure that they get plenty of water in the container. You may also want to consider trellising the vine to save space, but if you have the room, they are fine growing over onto the ground.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2011

Q. Picking Pumpkins Too Soon

A neighbor recently picked four pumpkins. He gave me one, but I’m not sure if it is ripe yet. The short stem is still slightly green and I’m not sure if it will ripen once picked.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
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