Pumpkin Hundredweight Organic 3 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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The pumpkin is one of the most popular autumn vegetables in the UK. Popular around Halloween when its time to carve the jack' O lantern. The earthy, sweet flesh can be roasted, mashed or turned into a sweet jam. If you want to push the boat out you can make a delicious pumpkin pie.
How to grow pumpkins at home
Pumpkins need a warm, sunny position, shelter from cold winds and moisture-retentive soil.Water them well to keep the soil moist. Apply a liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the summer to help improve growth.
How do you harvest pumpkin?
When harvesting, use a sharp knife to cut the pumpkin from the vine, leaving about 2 inches of stem.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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