How to Farm Pumpkins

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When you decide on how to farm pumpkins, and then you should be able to provide wagons to carry the pumpkins.

In order to start the pumpkin farm you need to have a large farm, keeping in view the fact that some pumpkins grow too large in size. Make sure you know the proper ways to farm pumpkins.

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Native American Indians have been using pumpkins as a staple diet for many centuries. Some dry them some roast them for the food, as it has many health benefits. So naturally pumpkins farm are in a great demand.

Proper Checking of the Soil and Climate is Required

The first step should be to check the soil quality and the ph value of the soil. It should be somewhere around 6.0 to 6.8 ph value. Pumpkins need a very rich soil that is capable of draining. Further when you choose the farm land keep in view that it must be able to get a large amount of sunlight, pumpkins require extensive sunlight or else they may not be able to grow properly. For proper growth they require the perfect combination of manure and compost, so you need to be careful with that. Pumpkins require a large number of nutrients in the soil. You can start sowing the pumpkin seeds somewhere in mid- May and try to see that the temperature remains fairly warm all throughout or else the growth might be retarded.

Pumpkins are known to spread far and wide; their roots may spread to as much as 15 feet in all directions. Make sure when farming your pumpkins that you have to prevent them from chilly winds so never try to farm pumpkins in areas of excessive cold. But if you intend to use farm them in chilly areas then you will have to use cloches and floating row covers to protect the plants from winter.

Things to remember in pumpkin farms

Remember that pumpkins need to be harvested before the first hard frost otherwise the frost will kill the vines and also destroy the pumpkins. It is also important that you provide a complete fence around the farm or else the wild animals will not spare your farm and of course the pumpkins. So you need to save your farm from such animals. The other thing is to give attention to the pests and diseases of the plants so keep spreading pesticides in the farm as and when the requirement comes.

Every week a growing pumpkin will be requiring one to two inches of rainfall, lack of water can prove disastrous for your crops. Make certain that there is an effective water supply in your farm. You also need to regularly apply fertilisers to your farm but try not to over fertilise the farm as it may be harmful.

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