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Is there time to sow new pumpkin seed?

Sabina13Sabina13 Posts: 113
edited June 2020 in Fruit & veg
Hi all! Glad to see this forum is back up and running, I've sorely missed it. 

So that awful hail we had 2 weeks ago has ruined my really big, beautiful and established 'small sugar' pumpkin plant :smile:

I was hoping it'd bounce back. So as per title is it too late to sow another seed indoors of the same variety? 


  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286
    This late I would plant direct outside. Make a mound, pop in a couple of seeds, thin to the strongest.

    I think Monty even mentioned doing exactly that on this weeks show.

    Indoors it is too late, there is nothing to gain, because indoor plantings are to avoid late frosts which are no longer a problem, they will grow much more quickly in-situ outside.

    If we get a long hot summer and decent start to Autumn, still time to grow some Pumpkins for Halloween.
  • Sabina13Sabina13 Posts: 113
    Lovely thanks gemma! I thought it best indoors as the temperatures are a couple degrees warmer and more stable between night and day; but after your post I'll sow some seeds outside and some inside just to cover all the bases. 
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