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when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

Posted by kari_newgardener 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 17, 10 at 0:14

When should I plant pumpkins and butternut squash in Houston? Also, is it possible to grow them in containers. I had a major fire ant infestation in my garden and had to dig it up so I'm trying to figure out a way to still have a little garden this year.


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RE: when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

my agrilife planting guide says pumpkins march 15-july 15, winter squash march 15-may 1 is preferred.
I think you could go ahead and plant anyhow now. I've had some success growing squash in 5 gal pails with the bottom removed.
Jerry


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RE: when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

Thanks Jerrytx


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RE: when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

Here's what the Natural Gardener in Austin has to say:

"Note to veggie gardeners: this holiday is your yearly reminder to plant pumpkin seeds in order harvest for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Also, its getting close to fall tomato time; aim for getting your plants in the ground the second to third week of this month."

Go to their website and sign up for weekly newsletters. I love getting them!


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bluelake; got an email address for the natural gardener?


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RE: when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

  • Posted by ltruett Zone, 9 Houston (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 5, 10 at 11:46

http://naturalgardeneraustin.com/


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RE: when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

The book by Dr. Bob Randall, founder of Urban Harvest "Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro Houston" has planting dates/temperatures along with specific verities for our climate.


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RE: when to plant pumpkins and winter squash in Houston

July for Halloween Pumpkins. Early to mid month the better. I just did mine two weekends ago. Planted 35 pumpkin seeds and so far only saw 9 this past weekend. They grow fast and wild. Make sure you have plenty of room and you will need a good supply of pollinating insects to get squash/pumpkin going or just use a q-tip if you know what you are doing. Goos luck


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