Organic Home Grown Pumpkin Seeds - Cinderella - Pack of 10
The flesh have a high sweetness level, the flat , medium size red-orange fruits make for great carvings.
It's easy to see how the shape of this heirloom variety could have inspired the pumpkin coach in the classic fairytale.
Pumpkins require warm daytime temperatures of between 18 - 30C (68F) and prefer a minimum night temperature of 16C (61F), at least until they are planted out.
Pumpkins can be sown indoors from March to mid May for transplanting outside later on when temperatures have risen.
However if sowing space is at a premium then you may prefer to wait until the soil has warmed up in late May and early June, and sow them directly outdoors.
If you are direct sowing pumpkins outdoors start them off under cloches to give them the best start.
How to grow-
Step 1 - Sow pumpkins seeds on their sides in small 6cm pots of seed or quality multi-purpose compost at a depth of about 2.5cm.
Step 2 - Place them in a propagator or seal the pots inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20C (68F) until germination, which takes 5-7 days.
Step 3 - Once germinated, grow pumpkin plants on for about 4 weeks until they are large enough to be transplanted outdoors.
Step 4 - Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before transplanting pumpkins into warm, well drained, humus rich soil in full sun, with shelter from winds. Choose a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sun per day and prepare the soil in advance, adding plenty of well rotted manure or compost.
Step 5 - Planting distances can range from 90cm apart to 3m apart depending on the variety.
at each planting station, pile the soil into mounds about 15cm (6") high.
Plant each pumpkin plant on top of a mound to ensure good drainage and keep them well watered until they are established.
Step 6 - Pumpkins enjoy plenty of nitrogen so they will appreciate a feed of general fertilizer a few weeks after planting. They will begin to produce long stems which can be trained in a circle around the plant to prevent them spread too far. They have deep roots and are normally quite capable of finding their own water within the soil, but in very dry periods some supplementary watering may be required.
We grow our own & purchase seeds in bulk trade packs to grow our own organic veg here at Enchanted-Earth HQ.
Your seeds will be decanted on the day you place your order and packed into a small clear bag from our bulk packs or from our own home grown Veg.
Please plant your seeds before the end of December 2019.