Grow pumpkins in your garden, and enjoy delicious meals with your very own, home grown produce. Pumpkin Butternut seeds produce squat club shaped fruits that have bright orange flesh and few seeds so there is little waste. Enjoy this delicious vegetable as a roast, steamed or as an alternative to pumpkin in pies, roasts or soups. Choose a sunny position with rich, well drained soil to plant this semi bush.
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Sow seeds in clumps of 3-5 seeds, spacing each clump 60cm (2ft) apart. Place the seeds on their edges to ensure they don't rot and keep moist. Soil must be warmed. Thin to the strongest seedling in each group when they emerge. Provide liquid feeds and if needed, hand pollinate the female flowers. Harvest when the stalks become dry. For earlier crops, sow indoors in pots of compost. Keep moist. Harden the young plants off in October and plant out 60cm (2ft) apart in December. Fruits store for 3-4 months if kept dry and uninjured.
Keep soil moist.