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Punkins
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Whiskers    Posted 02-20-2001 at 07:59:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a small area (approx 1/4 acre) that I am considering planting in pumpkins. Will an active deer population destroy them? Can they be grown will minimal or no cultivation? Pumpkins are not commonly grown in the deep South, so this will be an experiment if it happens. Thanks!


MikeH-Tx    Posted 02-21-2001 at 17:43:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know where you are in the South, but I grow pumpkins every year for fun here in Central Texas.

Deer will eat them. Yes. Deer will eat anything when they get hungry. A fence or a rifle is imperitive.

I have tried little ones, big ones, pie, jackolantern, etc etc. Most will do ok, but I can't grow the really monster ones. Not wet enough, I guess. The standard varieties do well.

Squash vine boarers are a problem. Use insecticide early on. August is a big problem. I have tried planting in July for Halloween and planting in March to grow them for storage. Both work, but August is a bear to keep plants alive.

This helping?


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:30:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:32:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]

WOW,Look at the mess I made.What happened?


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:30:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:30:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:30:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:29:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:29:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:29:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


Larry    Posted 02-20-2001 at 23:29:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have had pumpkins grow in the strangest places,and not even plant the seed. The strangest was last summer.I had rented a Cat to clean up some brushy fence lines.Just behind our house at the edge of the yard was a mess of wild plum trees that were,if nothing else, an eye sore.So,I dug them all out and pushed them into a big pile to be burned at a later time.Well,I never did get around to burning them,but after our first killing frost in the fall,I noticed something orange on top of the brush pile.Sure enough,there was a pumpkin vine growing out of the dirt,with eight pumpkins hangeing in the brush.I never did figure out where that seed ever came from.


phillip hammond    Posted 06-11-2003 at 06:16:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hope you can help me. I would like to try an pollinate my punkin plants. I'm sure that I read where you can do this to help production.


Tyler(WA)    Posted 02-20-2001 at 09:09:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know why they wouldn't grow down south.

Watch the clay soil though. Pumpkins are heavy like watermelons and can rot on the vine if sitting in the wet. Clay holds a lot of moisture so you might try a shovel of sand under each pumpkin. Others have used straw. Let us know how things turn out.


ed    Posted 02-22-2001 at 20:22:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The best was to make sure they dom't rot is to set then on a board. the board will keep them from rotting and the board will dry out much more quicker than the ground. If you don't cultivate some when they are young the grass will stunt the growth. When the plants are say 12" or so let them go on there own and they'll do well enough to make you happy. ED


Tyler(WA) Oooops!    Posted 02-20-2001 at 09:11:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
TRIPLE POSTS?!?!?!?!

I was getting a "server error" message and when I bailed out from trying... there were 3 posts.

Sorry.


Tyler(WA)    Posted 02-20-2001 at 09:09:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know why they wouldn't grow down south.

Watch the clay soil though. Pumpkins are heavy like watermelons and can rot on the vine if sitting in the wet. Clay holds a lot of moisture so you might try a shovel of sand under each pumpkin. Others have used straw. Let us know how things turn out.


Tyler(WA)    Posted 02-20-2001 at 09:09:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know why they wouldn't grow down south.

Watch the clay soil though. Pumpkins are heavy like watermelons and can rot on the vine if sitting in the wet. Clay holds a lot of moisture so you might try a shovel of sand under each pumpkin. Others have used straw. Let us know how things turn out.


JAMES MOORE    Posted 07-27-2002 at 14:58:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I LIVE IN TEMPLE TEXAS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF TO LATE TO PLANT PUNKINS FOR OUR AREA WITCH IS ZONE 8? I WOULD LIKE TO GET READY BY OCTOBER. PROBLEY WOULD NOT BE READY BUT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN TO PLANT?

THANK YOU
JAMES MOORE


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