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If you garden in East Texas check the pH prior to planting. Pumpkins will not grow well if the pH is below 5.5 so the addition of lime may be necessary. If possible, incorporate these amendments into the planting bed with a rototiller.


Pumpkin Production: Texas is the fourth leading state in commercial pumpkin production, and generates $2.4 million for farmers, with an economic impact of $7.4 million in the state. 5,000 to 8,000 acres are planted annually in Texas. 90% are in the west Texas region. The pumpkin is a cucurbit, over 90% are produced for seasonal ornamental use.


When Do You Plant Pumpkins in Texas? 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.


Fall brings a welcome end to a long hot summer, and ornate landscape decorations featuring the harvest from our Texas farms and gardens.Central to these decorations are the winter squashes. Before we delve into growing great pumpkins or decorative winter squashes a few words of classification are in order.


A. It is difficult to grow pumpkins in Central and South Texas. They are a long season crop, 120 days from seed to harvest for the largest selections.


In Central Texas, pumpkin patches are typically planted in early summer, as they require warm soils to germinate. Although June is prime planting time, pumpkin patches require advance planning because of the way they grow. Before you plant your seeds, make sure you know what kind of pumpkins you want to harvest.


The Dallas Arboretum brings in tons and tons of pumpkins each fall. This is just one small part of Pumpkin Village. Most of these pumpkins forming the border are the proper size to grow well in a fall garden in Texas if you’ll plant the seeds now.


Pumpkin growing isn’t hard and is even a popular garden activity for a child in the garden. Let’s take a few minutes to learn a few pumpkin growing tips for starting pumpkins from seed. When to Plant Pumpkin Seeds. Before you can grow pumpkin seeds, you need to know when to plant pumpkin seeds.


Growing pumpkins stands as an enduring symbol of fall, whether they end up as smiling jack-o’-lanterns or stacked near cornstalks for a lovely autumn scene. But this vegetable boasts more than good looks. It’s also full of nutrition, dishing up vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, and potassium. One ...


Texas: Vegetable Planting Calendar Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important to getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time.