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Lot No: PU1004-01
Test Date: 12/16
Choose the sunniest and largest area in your
garden. Plant 5 to 7 seeds outdoors in hills. Planting should in early spring
to mid-summer, 3 weeks after last frost and when soil has warmed up to at
least 70 F. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.
Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or
straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.
Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Water well during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Protect ripening pumpkins from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut
pumpkins carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.
by Anonymous on March 8, 2010
I am an avid giant pumpkin grower. I have been growing them since the late 90's. Over the years I have grown the Prizewinner Pumpkin variety a few times and have had GREAT results every time. The plants are fairly hardy and grow vigorously. For best results I would recommend regularly scheduled watering to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. I would also recommend weekly fertilizing and shading young pumpkins to promote growth. Not only are these pumpkins very large, but they make awesome jack-o-lanterns.