Growing your own pumpkins


Old 10-19-05, 05:23 AM
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Growing your own pumpkins

I have zero knowledge when it comes to gardening. I would like to put some of my new pumpkin seeds to good use and some of my own pumpkins for next fall.

So is it as simple as burying seeds? If so how do I store the seeds after removed from the pumpkin, and when do I plant them?

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Old 10-19-05, 05:46 AM
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From what I have read about collecting pumpkin seeds for planting, you will have to start next year unless you have a friend who has a crop this year. The reason for this is that when the pumpkin (or squash) is ready for harvesting or eating, the seeds are not yet mature enough to work for planting. The fruit should be left on the vine until about a month past harvesting time.(when the outside has decayed) You may have to put a basket over the fruit to prevent critters from getting the seeds first. Then dry the seeds and put them in an envelope and place in the fridge until planting time the following year. Use the planting instructions from your new seed packet. Good luck.

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