In order for pumpkins to be ready by Halloween (Oct. 31), pumpkin seeds need to be planted between June 1 and July 1 in Texas. Most varieties of pumpkins need 90 to 120 days to reach maturity. More »

To plant pumpkins, add compost to the soil, and amend the soil's pH as needed. Cover the soil with plastic to warm it before planting the pumpkin seeds, and plant the seeds directly in the garden. Use row covers to prote... More »

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In Missouri, pumpkins should be planted in June. Exact dates vary slightly by region, with local experts recommending the following schedule: Southern Missouri, June 5 to 10; Central Missouri, June 10 to 15; and Northern... More »

Farmers use fertilizer to prime their soil for optimal plant growth. Important components of plant growth are lost when plants use them. Fertilizer restore these important elements. More »

The most common use of cow manure is plant fertilization. Cow manure has a nitrogen content of .25 percent, a phosphoric acid content of .15 percent and potash content of .25. More »

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Fertilizer increases plant growth and crop yields but often contains toxic compounds harmful to people, wildlife and plants. According to SFGate.com, synthetic fertilizers leach into reservoirs or the local water table a... More »

Germinate lima bean seeds by completely submerging them in water for around 12 hours, then keep them in a wet environment until they start to sprout; finally, plant them in a cup with soil, making sure the cup gets plent... More »