I just paid $6 for a pumpkin, next year I want my own....

@peedielyn (1210)
United States
October 13, 2009 8:43am CST
GARDEN full of pumpkins and gourds. I love them around this time of year! I thought we could grow them this summer but I was told that they wouldn't be here in time. I was bummed out. Do you know what the best time to start growing the pumpkin plant and gourds too? I would love to do this at the right time so I have cool pumpkins next year! Thanks for any tips. Oh and if it helps I live in OHIO.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Wow, 6 bucks is a lot. What a great idea to grow your own. I have no clue when the right time would be to plant them though.
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
14 Oct 09
With the info of the last post, maybe I will send you my instructions....Does that come on each individual pumpkin seed LOL??!! We will see what comes out of it. Maybe I can post pictures! Thanks for responding. Oh and that pumpkin was at Krogers. Walmart isn't too far from it. I also went to Aldi's and they have them for $1.99. Same size and weights but they are "the grunts of the pack". They were slightly misshapen, and kinda ugly but I planned on decorating with them anyways, I could make a monster or something out of them!! Have a great week!!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
14 Oct 09
If you post pics I'll look forward to them and the info of the "journey". Thanks. I couldn't imagine injecting a pumpkin stem. Where do you get a needle that tough?
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
13 Oct 09
Good morning, peedielyn...Pumpkins, gourds and all members of the Cucurbit family are quite easy to grow. Thanks for the info, about where you live, but realistically what you have to find out is your ZONE? Most Garden sites, like Park Seed, etc., will help you locating that zone. Pumpkins are heavy feeders, so need lots of nitrogen! There is a grower on the East Coast of Canada, whom Heritage seeds are available from, and he always top's the Worlds Largest Pumpkin. His secret, he innoculates the vine with milk daily. I will save this discussion, and search his name, and get back to you. Cheers!
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
14 Oct 09
How Sweet of you!! Thank you so much for that info. I had no clue to be honest. I just thought it was going to be like tomatoes. YOu seed them, plant them and Voila! YOu have tomatoes. Wow! I will look some info up now that I have things to grow on. THanks for the future info. Anything will be helpful.
@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
16 Oct 09
oops, these are so costly in your place. We have it for very low cost here , and that too we think is much costly according to our place. The vegetables have grown very costly these year and wish that the costs come down soon.