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Growing Pumpkins for Halloween

Posted by John Fulton -

The primary use of pumpkins grown at home is for the Halloween symbols that we have come to know. The correct time to seed pumpkins for use at the end of October is around June 15, or Father's Day. Earlier seeded pumpkins tend to mature earlier and are rotten by the time you want to display them. Make sure you keep plants, especially new runners, treated for vine borers. Beetles that can transmit wilt virus also must be prevented with sprays or dusts.


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