Starting the Giant Pumpkin Seedling

The first 9-10 days of the giant pumpkin plant’s development requires special attention to ensure a good start of a properly grown seedling. An understanding, by the grower, of the development and growth of the pumpkin seedling (and the entire plant & fruit) is necessary in an effort to eliminate any variables and set goals. This is most often gain […]

How to Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin

Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin (supplement) – by George Brooks(Note: Click on the small images to view a 400×296 image)   The first Stage of Pumpkin Mound building, broad tapered sides are formed to capture the Spring sunshine. Next, an area in the middle is hollowed out and a heating cable, (optional), is laid in the bottom. It is then covered […]

Porky Pumpkins Tip Scales at 1000-Plus Pounds

Web Alert: Porky Pumpkins Tip Scales at 1000-Plus Pounds By NANCY STEDMAN & STEVE DITLEA October 11, 1996 To the four-minute mile and the eight-foot high jump, add yet another legendary performance barrier, shattered just last Saturday: the 1,000-pound pumpkin.   Paula and Nathan Zehr from Lowville, N.Y., set a new record last weekend with their 1,061 pound pumpkin. Credit: Associated Press […]

Hand-Pollinating Pumpkin Plants

Hand-Pollinating Pumpkin Plants PROBLEM: My pumpkins keep flowering and setting fruit, but the fruits (pumpkins) keep withering up when they are an inch or two long. I’ve tried putting wood under them, thinking they were rotting, but that hasn’t worked. Now I am wondering about soils, too much water, insects? Any suggestions? LIKELY ANSWER: Do you have bees (pollinators)? Sounds like […]

Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin

Compost Feeding Your Pumpkin – by George Brooks This article was originally written for a September time frame especially the Compost Section. Keep this in mind and adapt it to what ever time of year you are starting. Start planning for next year to improve your chances of growing a big one. The following article is about one method that […]

Direct Start Method of Pumpkin Growing

I first developed this method approximately nineteen years ago for growing squash and have been refining it ever since. It is intended to produce the largest vine possible (12’+) by the ideal fruit setting date of June 20 to July 10th (based on my growing season). The second benefit is to obtain 80 to 90% of the pumpkin’s growth by […]

The Pumpkin Phantom

The Pumpkin Phantom MY DEAR FRIENDS: You have been chosen as one this fine night. By the Pumpkin Phantoms who’re out-a-sight. We send you these sweets to give you some joy. So please spread this happiness for all to enjoy. You must send two families goodies of sorts. Or within 48 hours you’ll break out in huge warts! Put this […]

Pumpkin dies off

  Pumpkin Disease Update – (Rick Latin) – Many growers have called expressing concern over an apparent lack of fruit set in their pumpkins. As you know, poor fruit set is not likely due to an infectious disease problem. High daytime and nighttime temperatures during most of July may be responsible for the production of fewer female blossoms. Also, high […]

Pumpkin Clipart – Big pumkin

It’s that time of the year again. This page will provide a nice selection of pumpkin clipart but you need to select the first orange link. You can select this “link” to see over 50 plus pumpkin cliparts or you can select this “link” to see a listing of the graphics. Some of the clip art is black and white, and […]

Growing Giant Pumpkins

GROWING GIANT PUMPKINS Basic Cultural Practices by Joel Holland SOIL PREPARATION: Minimum space is approx. 300 sq. ft. per plant. Doubling this space or even more would be an advantage, and will generally result in a larger pumpkin. Prepare the soil by cultivation. Rake out larger stones, clumps of sod, etc. Incorporate into the soil an inch or more of […]