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Can you plant pumpkins in the same spot every year?

Last Updated: 24th April, 2021

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Pumpkins require moist soil. Ideally, do not plant pumpkins where they were planted the year before. If you must use the same spot, use extra care when fertilizing. They can really sap the soil of nutrients, leaving little for the next year's crop.

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Herein, do pumpkins come back year after year?

All the “Free” Pumpkins that Grow Each Year. Every year, the most common question people ask us is, “Do you have to replant the pumpkins every year, or do they just come up on their own?” The answer is Yes! We have to replant every single year, buying new seeds, which is our #1 expense in growing pumpkins.

Likewise, how far apart do pumpkins need to be planted? Rows should be 6 to 8 feet apart, with seedlings thinned to the best plant every 2 feet when they have their first true leaves. Plant bush varieties one inch deep (1 or 2 seeds per foot of row) and thin to a single plant every 3 feet. Allow 4 to 6 feet between rows.

Also, can you plant peas in the same place every year?

Peas are susceptible to root fungus, so do not plant them in the same spot again for four years to minimize disease. You can plant fast growing spring vegetables like radishes or spinach between the rows to save space.

Do pumpkins reseed themselves?

Many annual crops will reseed themselves if you leave them in the garden long enough for the seeds to mature and the fruit to decompose. Annual veggies that frequently reseed and provide volunteer seedlings include winter squash and pumpkins, tomatoes and tomatillos, watermelon, and New Zealand spinach.

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Rosalva Buhrmeister

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What to put under growing pumpkins?

Place a piece of wood or cardboard under growing pumpkins. This elevates the pumpkins off soggy soil to help prevent rot. Water the pumpkins near the base of each plant rather than watering over the entire patch.

Temeka Vaugt

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When should I pick my pumpkins?

Pumpkins are usually ready to harvest by mid-fall and you definitely want to bring them in before the first frost or when night temperatures are expected to drop down into the 40s for an extended period of time. When harvesting, use a sharp knife to cut the pumpkin from the vine, leaving about 2 inches of stem.

Sidonia Klugman

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Do pumpkins keep growing after they turn orange?

A garden full of ripe orange pumpkins provides a harbinger of autumn. If your pumpkins mature a few weeks sooner than you'd like, you may be able to leave them on the vine until you need them. Proper storage can also keep them plump and healthy if you must harvest the pumpkins promptly.

Jacobo Welnick

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How often do you water pumpkins?

Pumpkins are very thirsty plants and need lots of water. Water one inch per week. Water deeply, especially during fruit set. When watering: Try to keep foliage and fruit dry unless it's a sunny day.

Dayanis Baio

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Will lettuce come back next year?

Head lettuce will die back, but most leaf-lettuce plants renew efforts to produce leaves, if regularly watered after trimming. Results will often be smaller than the original plant, but you may be able to harvest a second, good-tasting crop within as little as two weeks.

Jesualda Sal

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Will Onions come back next year?

If they do produce seed, to ensure seed purity you need isolation distances up to three miles. Finally, once you harvest the onion plant, it's gone. For all these reasons, consider some less common perennial onions. They're easy to grow and come back year after year, and you don't have to buy seeds every year.

Valvanuz Errazquin

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How many pumpkins are in a vine?

Number of Fruit on a Vine:
A single pumpkin plant normally produces two to five pumpkins. Miniature varieties will produce up to a dozen or so. There will usually be several more female fruit, but a some of them will not develop for a number of reasons.

Abderrazzaq Carreiro

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Can I plant a whole pumpkin?

Plant an Arrangement
It will be a festive decoration for a few days, and then you can plant the whole thing right in the garden. The pumpkin will naturally compost and provide fertilizer for your plant. It may be a little chilly for planting. Just bury it in the garden.

Annas Liang

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What month do you plant peas?

When to Plant Peas
  1. Generally speaking, plant peas as soon as the ground thaws and can be worked in the spring—even if more snow is expected.
  2. For a more measured approach, plan to sow seeds outdoors 4 to 6 weeks before your last spring frost date, when soil temperatures reach at least 45°F (7°C).

Jorgelina Biegeleisen

Pundit

What vegetables should you not plant together?

Research in this area is sparse, but the list of plants believed to have allelopathic properties include:
  • Asparagus.
  • Beans.
  • Beets.
  • Broccoli.
  • Cabbage.
  • Cucumbers.
  • Peas.
  • Soybeans.

Baghdad Culber

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How many pea plants should I plant?

Peas. Grow 30 plants per person. Yield 2 to 6 pounds per 10-foot row. Space plants 2 to 4 inches apart in rows2 feet apart for bush peas, 5 feet apart for vining peas.

Ehtisham Garriopa

Teacher

How long do pea plants produce?

Main season peas usually take between 60 and 70 days from planting to eating. Good peas for later in the season are peas that can take some high temperatures and keep performing. These are the best varieties for planting in late spring. They typically take between 70 and 80 days to mature.

Inell Griesbaum

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Artyom Kaliberda

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How do you take care of a pumpkin vine?

Train pumpkin vines to grow straight out from the planting site. Avoid crossing the runners, as this creates overcrowding and allows for better access to the plant for maintenance. Tertiary vines grow off the secondary vines. We recommend pruning these, to promote growth to the fruit, versus plant growth.

Asmahane Rottmuller

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Where do pumpkins grow best?

Pumpkins do best in soil that is slightly acid or nearly neutral. If you live in a part of the country where there is still danger of frost in late April or early May, start pumpkin seeds indoors about two weeks before planting. Sow one seed for every four-inch peat pot filled with grow mix.

Najiha Winkelbeiner

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How do you save pumpkin seeds to plant?

Place the rinsed seeds on a dry paper towel. Make sure they are spaced out; otherwise, the seeds will stick to one another. Place in a cool dry spot for one week. Once the seeds are dry, store pumpkin seed for planting in an envelope.

Eula Rera

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Do carrots reseed themselves?

Plants That Reliably Self-seed
Plenty of common edibles are excellent self-seeders – arugula, Oriental leaves such as mustard, lettuce and radishes all readily self-seed. Biennial crops such as carrots, parsnips, parsley and kale will grow leaves (and roots) in their first year.

Rozaliya Hartnegg

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Does zucchini grow back every year?

These squashes grow as annuals in nearly every climate during the warmer months of the year. It takes only one or two zucchini plants to produce enough squash for one family. Because this is an annual vegetable, the life expectancy of the zucchini plant lasts only for the summer and part of the fall.