Kaddu is round, beautiful with slightly rubbed skin, delicious, and have too many health benefits; looking cute, and attractive and they are extremely tasty. You can easily grow pumpkins in the container because it does not need much space to grow and place them on your balcony, terrace, or garden. Read the information below if you want to learn how to grow pumpkins at home. Buy the best Quality Pumpkin Hybrid Seeds Online at the best price in India from www.aarugagro.com with a High Germination rate.
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- Number of Pumpkin seeds (kaddu ke beej): 10 Seeds
- Growing season: Throughout the year
- Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
- Sowing method: Direct or Seedling transplant
- Germination temperature: 18 to 30°C
- Germination Time: 6 to 10 days from sowing
- Harvesting: 100 to 120 days
- Plant vigor: strong plant
- Fruit Average weight: 4 to 6 kg
Pumpkin Growing Season In India
Pumpkins are typically grown in India during the warmer months. The growing season for pumpkins can vary depending on the region and local climate conditions. In general Pumpkins are grown during the summer (February-April) monsoon (June-August) And Early Winter (September to October).
Pumpkin Seeds Sowing Method
Pumpkins can be grown either by direct seeding or by the seedling method. Add organic compost in the soil with a 2:1 ratio before sowing seed. The seeds have to be planted at a depth of 0.5-1 inch in the soil. Regular watering is important till the seeds germinate, it will take 6-10 days to germinate. Seeds will not germinate in cold soil.
Best Fertilize For Pumpkin Plants
Pumpkin plant does not need any feed and grows well without fertilizer. Still apply liquid organic fertilizer like tea compost, fish emulsion, PGP, and PROM every 20 days after transplanting.
Pumpkin Plant Care Tips
Sunlight: Pumpkin plant needs full sunlight for good growth.
Water: Pumpkin needs lots of water for quick growth. Give regular and deep water during summer days; keep moisture in the soil and try to keep dry leaves and fruits. Give water 2-3 days once in winter or rainy days.
Soil: Use well-drained, fertile, loose soil high in organic matter with 5.8 to 6.8 pH.
Temperature: Pumpkin plants are growing quickly in temperatures between 21-32 degree Celsius.
Fertilizer: For good growth of pumpkin, give a regular treatment of compost or manure with water.
Common pests: Squash bugs, Cucumber beetles, Aphids, Squash vine borer, Powdery mildew, and Anthracnose are commonly found in pumpkin plants. Use organic pesticide ‘neem oil’ it protects the plant from harmful pests.
Support: We all know pumpkin is a vine plant and it needs support for vertically growing. Provide a support structure for pumpkin plants like a trellis, poles, pipe, bamboo, rope, or creeper net.
Pumpkin Plant Harvest Time
Pumpkin will take 100 to 120 days for harvesting. It will be ripe when the skin of the pumpkin will be hard. Use a fingernail and gently try to puncture the pumpkin’s skin, if the skin dents but doesn’t puncture, the pumpkin is ready to pick. Don’t pluck the pumpkin by hand just cut it from the pruning scissor safely; don’t remove the plant, It will start to give the fruit again, and it will re-grow again.
Pumpkin Plant Special Features
- Common name: Desi Kaddu, (कद्दू)
- Scientific name: Cucurbita Moschata
- Plant Height: 5 to 15 feet
- Plant Spread: 1.5 to 3 feet
- Bloom time: About 50-55 days after seed sowing
- Flower color: Yellow
- Level of growing: Easy
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Why are my pumpkin leaves wilting?
The main reason behind pumpkin leaves wilting is giving less water. Give regular water on summer days and avoid wetting the leaves.
Should we keep the pumpkin plant indoors or outdoors?
Pumpkin is an outdoor plant because it needs full sunlight for better growth, you can grow it indoors if plants can get the proper sunlight, otherwise keep the pumpkin plant outdoors.
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