everywhere in the autumn in
Massachusetts. Most apple orchards also offer pumpkins in all
shapes and sizes. Many orchards also grow their own pumpkins. Ever wonder how to
grow those giant 100 lb pumpkins? Here's some tips.
preparation is the most important factor. After testing and adjusting
soil use large quantity of partially decomposed compost. Start seeds in pots
early to provide for the longest growing season. Move seedling to warm
outside soil and temperatures 65°F or provide mini-greenhouse.
first with higher phosphorus for roots, later with balanced
fertilizer. Water frequently, fortifying with liquid fertilizer. Growing
pumpkins requires gallons of water. After pumpkins start growing,
limit vines to one or two. Be ready to adjust vine positions as
pumpkins grow larger Make sure pumpkins get as much sun as