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GROWERS GUIDE

Pumpkin

Very easy to grow

Sow seed 1.5cm deep on their sides in pots. Harden-off and transplant 60-90cm apart in fertile soil on sunny sheltered site.

Pinch out growing tips from trailing stems when 60cm long. Protect from slugs. Place large fruit on a tile to prevent rotting.

Cut with 10cm stalk attached when fruit have coloured and sound hollow when tapped but before frosts. Let skin harden for 10 days in sun if storing.

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