Latest to plant pumpkins?

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 13, 2021

    Hello. It’s difficult to guess not knowing your location - growing zone.

    For the best local professional advice I would highly suggest contacting your cooperative extension. These offices are manned by volunteer master gardeners on site there waiting to answer the communities questions that know your local situation quite well. Our office has print outs for planting schedules to distribute to our clients.

    Master gardeners are required to volunteer back designated hours ( plus continuing education) each year to maintain MG certification -this community outreach and education is their goal.

    Most plants success depend on their hardness to geographic planting zones. presenting weather conditions and local soil and sunlight exposure.

    Your local experts should have the ideal suggestions for your need.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 13, 2021

    Hi, it depends on the type of pumpkin, but the best time of year to plant them early May to June (Northern hemisphere). Pumpkins take 80 - 120 days to mature, so if yours take longer to plant them early May.

  • It depends on your zone. Check with your local Cooperative Extension.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 13, 2021

    Find out what your growing zone is:

    Then take a look at the back of your seed packet and see what is recommended for your area, It will give youvaluable information. Another place to consult is seed catalogues on line.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jul 13, 2021

    You could consider contacting your local nursery. They'll be able to give you the exact info about your zone and your soil around your area for how to best grow pumpkins there.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 13, 2021

    That answer depends on the zone where you live and the type of pumpkin. Call your master gardener association or a nursery to find your zone they should know exactly what does best in your area.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jul 13, 2021

    Depends on the zone you are in

  • Em Em on Jul 13, 2021

    Interestingly small pumpkins take the same length of time to grow as giant pumpkins, the difference is in the seed you plant. If you want to harvest in October you should aim to plant your seeds in June and if you want to harvest in November the best time to plant pumpkin seeds is a little later than this!

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 14, 2021

    Depending on your zone and soil type. The further South, the later you can plant. Until early July in zone 8 is the latest I am aware of. Farmers in our area 7a, planted mid June

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 14, 2021

    Hi Jewel: Usually late May is best for most areas, unless you are in an area that gets warm quickly, then you can wait until July. You can start the seeds indoors and plant them when the danger of frost is over. Here's a great site that should help:,until%20mid%20July%20to%20plant%20pumpkins%20for%20Halloween.

    Good luck

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 14, 2021

    Hi! Check with your local extension office. They can guide you as to the best time to plant in your area and most will even test your soil for you. Good luck!

  • Annie Annie on Jul 19, 2021

    That depends on your gardening zone, usually June is the best time. But it may differ where you live. Pumpkins take several months to grow