Pumpkins with Watermelons and Cantaloupe?

phantom_white(6)February 23, 2007

Could I plant my melons and pumpkins in the same hills, or would I need to keep them separated? I have plenty of good compost and fertilizer on the garden, so I don't think they'd run out of nutrients... but will one choke the other out?

Thanks,

Abby

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macmex

Abby, I wouldn't say that you CAN'T plant them in the same hill. I haven't tried it, and I imagine some would depend on which pumpkins and which melon varieties you tried. Especially with squash, some varieties are A LOT more rampant than others. Baby Bear Pumpkin, for instance, has a very restrained vine. Mine never went much farther than 5' out. But a cushaw will usually produce 30-40' vines. Personally, I'd recommend giving each type of plant some "personal space." But if you experiment, you might want to report back on your results, later in the year.

George
Tahlequah, OK

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 11:34AM
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