Information About Pumpkins

Pumpkins – reminiscent of fall, county fairs and some of our favorite holidays. Who doesn’t love those roasted pumpkin seeds or homemade pumpkin pie? And let’s not forget those jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. But how do you grow pumpkins in the garden to ensure a bountiful harvest? The following pages will help with all your pumpkin growing needs. Read on to learn about the care of pumpkin plants.

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How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte From Homegrown Pumpkins

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Few items spell fall like pumpkin spice. But can you make your own with pumpkins from the garden? Click to find out.

Pepitas Vs. Pumpkin Seeds

By Laura Miller

Perhaps you've seen pepitas at your local grocery store and wondered if growing pepitas is possible. Click here to find out.

How Many Pumpkins Per Plant Can You Grow?

By Amy Grant

When planning your pumpkin patch, it’s good to know how many pumpkins you can expect. Read on to learn about typical pumpkin yields.

How And When To Harvest Pumpkins In The Garden

By Laura Miller

Different weather conditions can delay or hasten pumpkin ripening. Know how to recognize when your pumpkins are ready to harvest.

Cooking With Pumpkin: How To Grow, Prepare And Store Pumpkins For Cooking

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Homemade pumpkin pie is one of the highlights of the fall season. Growing your own pumpkin puree from scratch starts with the right variety.

Do-It-Yourself Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece

By Amy Draiss

Can you believe this pretty pumpkin centerpiece was made with just $13 worth of supplies? Plus, it was quick and easy.

10 Most Unique Pumpkins – Unusual Types Of Pumpkins To Try

By Laura Miller

It's time to break out of the classic orange pumpkin mold and try something new. Here's our list of the 10 most unusual types of pumpkins.

Old Pumpkin Uses: Creative Ways For Getting Rid Of Pumpkins

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Getting rid of pumpkins is more than tossing them in compost. There are other old pumpkin uses that might surprise you. Learn more here.

Pumpkin Mosaic Virus: How To Treat Pumpkins With Mosaic Virus

By Laura Miller

You didn't intentionally plant “ugly” pumpkins, so if you suspect your pumpkins have mosaic virus, what do you do? Click here to find out.

Pumpkin Seed Benefits – Interesting Pumpkin Seed Uses

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Wondering what to do with pumpkin seeds? They are easy to prepare as a snack, but also in savory and sweet recipes. Click here for more info.

Pumpkin Uses – What To Do With Pumpkins From The Garden

By Amy Grant

If you think pumpkins are just for jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie, think again. Click here to learn about creative pumpkin uses.

Creating Jack O’ Lanterns – How To Make Mini Pumpkin Lanterns

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Carving pumpkins are generally large, but for a new and festive Halloween decoration, try making miniature pumpkin lights. Learn more here.

Unripe Pumpkin Eating – Are Green Pumpkins Edible

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Can you eat green pumpkins? Unripe pumpkin eating is likely not as tasty as ripe fruits, but will it harm you? Click here for answers.

Preserving Carved Pumpkins: Making Pumpkin Planters Last Longer

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

How can you make a pumpkin planter last longer? Click here for a few tips and tricks to ensure a long-lasting pumpkin planter.

Container Grown Pumpkins – How To Grow Pumpkins In Pots

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Can you grow pumpkins in containers? You can, but the results will vary. Click this article for tips on how to grow pumpkins in pots.

Raised Bed Pumpkins – Growing Pumpkins In A Raised Bed

By Laura Miller

Raised bed gardening has become popular for many. But is growing pumpkins in a raised bed is plausible? Click here to find out more.

When To Trim A Pumpkin Vine: Tips For Pumpkin Vine Pruning

By Amy Grant

The pruning of pumpkin vines is a fairly common practice. The question is when do you trim a pumpkin? Click on the following article to find out how to prune pumpkins and other information on pumpkin vine pruning so you can keep their rampant growth contained.

Troubleshooting Pumpkin Plant Wilt: How To Fix Wilting Pumpkin Plants

By Amy Grant

Alas, your glorious strong, healthy pumpkin plants are wilting and yellowing. There?s nothing as sad as having seemingly healthy plants one day and drooping, discolored foliage the next. Get an idea of why pumpkin plants wilt in this article.

Diseases Of Pumpkins: Learn About Pumpkin Diseases And Treatments

By Amy Grant

Pumpkin disease identification is of primary importance when treating pumpkin diseases. The following article contains information on pumpkin diseases and treatments. Click here to learn more about problems with growing pumpkins.

Pumpkin Fruit Drop: Why Do My Pumpkins Keep Falling Off

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Pumpkin fruit drop is a frustrating state of affairs for sure, and determining the cause of the problem isn't always an easy task because there may be a number of things to blame. Click here to learn about troubleshooting causes of dropping pumpkin fruit.

Pollination Of Pumpkin Plants: How To Hand Pollinate Pumpkins

By Amy Grant

Do pumpkins self-pollinate? Or should you give the plant a hand and, if so, how to hand pollinate pumpkins? The following article contains information about the pollination of pumpkin plants and hand-pollinating pumpkins.

White Pumpkin Leaves: How To Get Rid Of Powdery Mildew On Pumpkins

By Amy Grant

Do you have white, powdery mildew on your pumpkin leaves? You're in good company; so do I. What causes white pumpkin leaves and how can you get rid of that powdery mildew on your pumpkins? Find out in this article.

Pumpkin Insect Control – Dealing With Pumpkin Insect Pests

By Liz Baessler

Big pumpkins can take all summer to grow, and the last thing you want is for your prize specimen to fall victim to pumpkin insect pests. You can learn about pumpkin insect problems and pumpkin insect control in this article.

Pumpkin Fertilizer Requirements: Guide To Feeding Pumpkin Plants

By Liz Baessler

You spend all summer tending your vine, and you want to get the most out of it that you can. Fertilizing pumpkins is essential, as they will devour nutrients and run with them. Learn more about pumpkin fertilizer requirements here.

Pumpkin Varieties For Eating: Best Types Of Pumpkins For Cooking

By Amy Grant

'With the burgeoning popularity of farmer?s markets and personal gardening, a wide array of pumpkin varieties for eating is available. Take a look at some of the different types of pumpkins for cooking in the article that follows

Pumpkin Plant Not Producing: Why A Pumpkin Plant Flowers But No Fruit

By Amy Grant

A common problem when growing pumpkins is?no pumpkins. It?s not all that unusual and there are several reasons for a pumpkin plant that is not producing. Use the information from this article to find out what those are.

Pumpkin Growing Companions: Learn About Companion Planting With Pumpkins

By Teo Spengler

If you are planting pumpkins in your garden, it pays you to learn something about companion planting with pumpkins. For more information about plants that grow well with pumpkins, the following article can help with that.

Milk Fed Pumpkins: Learn How To Grow A Giant Pumpkin With Milk

By Amy Grant

The winning grower of giant pumpkins often stated that to attain such great size, they fed the pumpkin milk. Is this true? Does using milk to grow pumpkins work? If so, how do you grow giant milk fed pumpkins? Find out in this article.

Getting Pumpkin Blossoms – Why A Pumpkin Plant Is Not Flowering

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Your pumpkin vines are scrambling all over the place, with huge healthy leaves and vigorous growth. But sadly, there is nary a bloom in sight. What could cause non-blooming pumpkin plants? Find out in this article. Click here for more info.

Common Pumpkin Varieties: Best Pumpkin Varieties And Types For Growing

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Pumpkins are surprisingly easy to grow. Often, the hardest part of growing pumpkins is deciding which type of pumpkin is best suited for your particular needs and available growing space. Learn about different kinds of pumpkins in this article.

Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition: How To Harvest Pumpkin Seeds To Eat

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Pumpkins are flavorful, versatile members of the winter squash family, and the seeds are rich in flavor and nutrition. Want to learn about harvesting pumpkin seeds to eat, and what to do with all those seeds after they're harvested? This article will help.

Bumpy Pumpkin Fruit: Find Out What Causes Warts On Pumpkins

By Amy Grant

Warty pumpkins are a hot trend. This year's most prized jack o' lanterns may very well be made from warty pumpkins. What causes warts on pumpkins and are bumpy pumpkins edible? Learn more about these pumpkins in this article.

Using Pumpkin Molds: Learn About Growing Pumpkins In Molds

By Liz Baessler

Looking to do something a little different with your pumpkins this Halloween? Why not try a different, very un-pumpkin-like shape? Growing shaped pumpkins will give you jack-o'-lanterns that are the talk of the town, and this article will help.

Planting A Pumpkin On A Trellis: Tips On How To Make A Pumpkin Trellis

By Amy Grant

Pumpkins are gluttons for space. So if your garden space is limited, a possible solution to might be to try growing pumpkins vertically. Is it possible? Can pumpkins grow on trellises? Learn more about growing pumpkins on a trellis in this article.

Peanut Pumpkin Info And Care And Learn If Peanut Pumpkin Is Edible

By Amy Grant

The finding and purchasing of heirloom varieties has become easier, but there is still nothing like growing your own. One such example is growing peanut pumpkins - truly a unique and delicious pumpkin specimen. Click here for more info.

Choosing Halloween Pumpkins: Tips On Picking The Perfect Pumpkin

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Pumpkins are the icons of Halloween decorating. However, choosing pumpkins is not always that easy, unless you know what you're looking for. This article can help with that so you can pick the best pumpkin for your situation.

Post Harvest Pumpkin Storage: Learn How How To Store Pumpkins

By Jackie Carroll

Growing pumpkins is easy but what about harvesting? Harvesting pumpkins at the right time increases the storage time. Learn more about storing pumpkins once harvested in the article that follows.

Pumpkin Growing Tips: How To Grow Pumpkin Seeds For Your Garden

By Heather Rhoades

When do you start growing a pumpkin is a question that many gardeners have. Pumpkin growing is not hard and is even a popular garden activity for a child in the garden. This article will help get you started.

Saving Pumpkin Seeds: How To Store Pumpkin Seed For Planting

By Heather Rhoades

Saving pumpkin seeds is easy. Planting pumpkin seeds from pumpkins you have enjoyed also ensures that you can enjoy them again next year. Read this article for tips on how to harvest and save pumpkin seeds.

Getting Green Pumpkins To Turn Orange After The Pumpkin Vine Dies

By Heather Rhoades

Nothing can be more disappointing than a frost that kills your pumpkin plant with green pumpkins still on it. But never fear, there are some things you can try to get your green pumpkin to turn orange. Click here for more.

How To Tell When Pumpkins Are Ripe

By Heather Rhoades

Is a pumpkin ripe when it turns orange? Does a pumpkin have to be orange to be ripe? The big question is how to tell when pumpkins are ripe. The tips in this article will help you determine when a pumpkin is ripe.

Pumpkin Growing Tips For Halloween Pumpkins

By Heather Rhoades

Growing pumpkins in the garden can be a lot of fun, especially for children who may use them for carving their jack-o-lanterns at Halloween. This article will help you grow perfect Halloween pumpkins in your garden.

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