We hope to try and plant a pumpkin patch, but are new to this with great intentions. The back of the seeds say need 90 growing days, which is 3 months, planting indoors for 4 weeks july the out for aug & sept. This site says plant indoors late april may for 4 weeks, then plant outside, would this not be planting too early or are we allowing for our dull irish summers! We are ready to go but dont know which method to use for crop harvest in early October.
I sowed pumpkins seeds and was able to plant two very healthy plants outside in well manured soil. They are now growing extremely well and and have produced about ten fruit around the size of a golfball. Should I leave them all grow away or reduce the numbers to increase the size of a few. Also the foliage is spreading by the day, should I cut some of this back or leave until later.
Can I grow butternut squash in Ireland and when would I plant it.
Pumpkin grew great but the fruit is very small. Can it still be used at halloween? there's 3 weeks left
My pumpkins are growing very well. however the foliage was severely affected by the frost yesterday morning. will the pumpkins themselves be ok?
Last year my butternut squash hardly germinated. this year they grew fairly well but then suddenly died off. is it a weather issue?
I have grown Butternut Squash for the first time this year. How do I know when they are ready? Do they turn yellow once they get picked or do I have to wait for them to turn yellow before picking? Any advice would be appreciated.
I want to spray for Potato blight but would like to use the bluestone & washing soda remedy. How effective is this in comparison to newer remedies such as Ditane and do you know what the proportions of each (bluestone & washing soda)should be used?Many thanks
Hi Please can you tell me whether the Ornamental Gourds (which I have grown from seeds) namely SPERLING'S Lohengrin, are edible?If they are, am I correct in assuming that they are cooked as for courgettes/marrows?Kind Regards Kathy Jukes