Joined: 25 Nov 2019
|Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:37 am Post subject: What to do with a baby pumpkin plant?
|Hello! First off, I'm new to these forums. I have some minor gardening experience. I had an above ground garden in the past and grew lettuce, broccoli, carrots and snap beans with pretty decent success. I even had some corn plants starting and they were doing well. Then we moved to a new home over a year ago and I haven't not gotten a garden started since, but want to.
My question is this: My daughter's class studied pumpkins a couple of weeks ago and planted some pumpkin seeds straight out of a pumpkin into Ziploc bags of soil. My daughter's seeds have sprouted and are growing quite well and I'd like to plant them somewhere, but I know this isn't the best time of year to plant pumpkins. I really hate to let them die though.
So what can I do with these little things to give them the best chance? There are several sprouts and they seem to be growing quite rapidly. I have concrete blocks that I could build an above ground planter with in my yard. Would doing that and tenting it with plastic be sufficient to get these baby plants through the winter? Or do I need to put them in a very large pot and keep them indoors?
Let me know if you want me to post a picture of them and thank you so much for any help and advice you can offer!