|Grow Pumpkins with Companion Planting|
How to Grow Pumpkins with Companion Planting?When choosing to grow pumpkin in your garden with companion planting, there are a couple of things to be aware of to accommodate the way it grows. North America uses pumpkins to either carve at Halloween or eat them at Thanksgiving. I prefer to use pumpkins all year round.
Pumpkins are called cucurbits which means that they like warm weather and produce vigorous, fast growing vines. The group of cucubits include squash, melons and gourds.
When growing pumpkins with companion planting:
1. Know the reason for growing them. What do you want to do with them? Large sized are used to carve out designs for halloween or medium to small sized pumpkins to make pies/muffins or soup/stew.
2. This vegetable grows on a vine. It gets very bushy so make sure there is space for it to grow. In ideal conditions, the pumpkins vine will grow 12 inches in a day and produce a lot of flowers.
3. To prune and care for the pumpkin, limit 2-3 actual vegetables to grow per vine. This helps to direct the plants nutrients to all available vegetables growing.
4. When there are enough pumpkins growing from each plant, pick the pumpkin flower to add them to a salad. They can be eaten fresh off the vine or cut into a salad.
5. Turn the pumpkins once in a while, gently while it is growing to allow the bottom to get air and not to rot.
6. This vegetable is a companion with corn, squash, marigolds and nasturtium
How to Grow Pumpkins with Companion Planting?