Pumpkin: Little October

Pumpkin: Little October - Seeds & Bulbs

Pumpkin - Little October
Cucurbita pepo

Looking for an ideal family craft project? After your 'mini gardeners' have helped grow this mini-pumpkin from seed to harvest, let them loose with acrylic paints or permanent markers. Spray with a polyurethane glaze to preserve the creative results!

Days to Maturity: 95
When to Sow Outside: Spring, 2-4 weeks after average last frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60F.
When to Sow Inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates. Start 3-4 weeks before last frost date in individual peat or fiber pots.
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 6 seeds per hill
Hill Spacing: 4' - 6'
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When plants have several leaves, thin to three per hill.

About this Author