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Pumpkins with Watermelons and Cantaloupe?

Posted by phantom_white Tennessee ( on
Fri, Feb 23, 07 at 16:52

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?


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RE: Pumpkins with Watermelons and Cantaloupe?

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.

Tahlequah, OK

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