The pumpkin, also known as Kaddu in India is a breeze to grow in your own backyard garden. It’s a low-maintenance crop that is able to be planted in any season. Kaddu are round, gorgeous with a slightly rubbed, smooth skin. They are tasty and boast a myriad of benefits for health; they look cute appealing and attractive. They are also very tasty. Pumpkins can be easily grown in containers since they do require a lot of space to grow . You can also plant them on your terrace, balcony or in your garden. Check out the following information for more information on how to grow pumpkins at your home.
About this item
The number of pumpkin seeds (kaddu ke beej) 10 seeds
Sowing season: All through the year (Best time to plant is June-August)
What to plant: Balcony or terrace garden
Method to sow: sow seeds 0.5-1 inches deep in a container, or in pots.
Temperature of Germination: 18 to 24-degree Celsius
Germination Time between 6 and 10 days after sowing
Harvesting 3 to 4 months
Plant vigor: strong plant
Fruit Weight 4 to 6 kilograms
What size of grow bag is the best fit for Pumpkin?
18 x 18 Inch (W*H)
24 x 24 Inch (W*H)
Pumpkin Growing Season In India
Kaddu, also known as Pumpkin, thrives in the spring and summer and the ideal time to plant Hybrid pumpkin seeds is between January to March and from June to August.
Pumpkin Seeds Sowing Method
It is possible to sow the seeds of pumpkin directly in any container or even grow bags (also you can plant seeds in a the seedling tray, but direct sowing will yields the best results). Include organic compost in the soil at a the ratio 2:1 prior to sowing the seeds. Seeds must be planted to the height of 0.5-1 inch within the soil. Regularly watering is essential until the seeds germinate. It takes 6 to 10 days for the seeds to begin to sprout. Seeds won’t grow in soil that is cold.
Best Fertilize For Pumpkin Plants
The pumpkin plant doesn’t require any feed and can grow very well with no fertilizer. You can still apply organic liquid fertilizer like tea compost PGP, fish emulsion PROM, PGP the first 20 days following transplantation.
Pumpkin Plant Care Tips
Sunlight:- Sunshine Pumpkin plants require full sun to grow well.
Water:- The water Pumpkin requires plenty of water to ensure rapid growth. Provide regular and consistent water in summer Keep the soil moist and make sure to dry fruits and leaves. Provide water every 2-3 days in the winter months or during rainy days.
Soil:- Choose a well-drained soil that is fertile, loose, and rich in organic matter. 5.8 to 6.8 PH.
Temperature:- The temperature Pumpkin plants are growing rapidly with temperatures between 21 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Fertilizer:- For a healthy growth of the pumpkin, provide regular treatments of manure or compost with water.
Common pests:- Squash bugs Cucumber beetles Aphids powdery mildew, Squash vine borer Anthrascnose are commonly found within pumpkins. Make use of organic pesticides like Neem oil’ to protect the pumpkin plant from pests that can harm it.
Support:- We are all aware that it is a vine and needs support for it to grow vertically. Make sure you have a structure that supports the pumpkin plants like trellis poles, pipes, bamboo rope, and creeper net.
Pumpkin plant harvest time
Pumpkins will take between 100 and 120 days to harvest. It is ready when the pumpkin’s skin is tough. Use your fingernail to attempt to gently puncture the skin of the pumpkin, when the skin does not nick but does not puncture the pumpkin, it’s ready to be picked. Do not pull the pumpkin out of your hand, just cut it off with a the pruning scissor in a safe manner; do not take it off, the plant will begin to give fruit again, and will grow back.
pumpkin plant special features
Common name – Desi Kaddu
Scientific name is Cucurbita Moschata
Plant Height 5 – 15ft
Plant Spread Plant Spread 1.5 up to 3 feet
Bloom time – 50-55 days after sowing the seed.
Flower color – Yellow
Growth rate Easy
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Why are my pumpkin’s leaves turning brown?
The primary reason for leaf wilting in the pumpkin is less water. Make sure to give regular water on the summer months and do not get the leaves wet.
What is the best medium for growing pumpkin plants?
2 parts garden soil Organic manure, 1 part, or one part of garden soil 1-part cocopeat, and 1 part vermicompost. This is the most suitable medium for sowing pumpkin seeds.
Can pumpkin be grown indoors in shade or in less sunlight?
The pumpkin plant is not able to thrive in shade or in areas with less sunlight due to the fact that it needs adequate sunlight.
Do we need to keep the pumpkin plant indoors or outdoors?
The pumpkin plant is an outdoor one since it requires full sun to grow better. You can plant it indoors in the event that plants get appropriate amount of light, or you should keep it outside.
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