Pumpkin Jack O' Lantern
Easy and fun to grow – give them a warm sunny site, plenty of water and shelter from cold winds. By autumn, you’ll they will be colourful and ready to make into Halloween decorations Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins can be slow growing, so it is important to keep them safe in the process. Using fencing or netting around the plants can help keep critters from dining on them, while plenty of mulch and regular feedings of fertilizer can help keep them growing in size. They will enjoy regular watering (at least 2 inches of water per week) lots of full sun, and weeding around the base and tendrils.
Sow: April to May
Harvest: September to October
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