Pumpkins require a long growing season of 75 to 100 frost-free days according to The Old Farmers Almanac. Do not plant the seeds until there is no further danger of frost and the soil is warm. Otherwise, the seeds may rot or not germinate.Continue Reading
Plant Halloween pumpkins in late May in northern climates and early July in southern climates. Harvest pumpkins when they are deep orange and have a hard rind. This is usually in late September or early October.
Pumpkin vines require a minimum of 50 to 100 square feet of growing space. Plant four or five seeds per hill at a depth of 1 inch. Space the hills 5 to 6 feet apart in rows 10 to 15 feet apart.
Dry pumpkins in the sun for about 7 days to harden the skin. Leave long stems when removing them from the vines to slow down the rotting of the pumpkins, then store them in a dry place at around 55 degrees Fahrenheit.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
The average number of pumpkins expected to grow from one vine and develop to an appropriate size is one to two. The type and variety of pumpkin plant influence the yield. Miniature pumpkin plants produce between 12 and 15 pumpkins per vine.Full Answer >
As with all winter squashes, such as pumpkins, butternut squash seeds are edible in either a raw or roasted form. Butternut squash is a gourd known for its elongated shape, orange flesh, and tough yellow skin.Full Answer >
Funny face pumpkins, etched pumpkins, eerie abodes, and Halloween car and camper pumpkins are some pumpkin carving pattern ideas. Others include skeleton key pumpkins, cage dwellers pumpkins, gourds in the graveyard, and Witch Jack-o'-Lanterns.Full Answer >
Mango season happens twice a year in tropical climates, in the spring and fall or in the summer and winter. Because different countries harvest mangoes at different months within the year, they are available year-round.Full Answer >