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    Caz1234 is offline Germinator
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    Hi,

    We are very new to vegetable growing and have started off some pumpkin seeds in our greenhouse.

    They have grown to about 6 inches high now and have 4 or 5 leaves each.

    My question is - do I now transplant them in to bigger pots or put them in the ground outside? I have looked all over the internet for some advice on this but cant seem to find anything.

    Any help in much appreciated.

    Caroline

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    Get them in the ground now. They'll grow much better in the ground than in a pot and it should mean less care is needed on your part. They should grow a lot bigger than they are right now. The key thing is to try to keep them well watered and possibly a feed would be good to get them going. You should get some crops but they won't be really huge - or just keep them growing for longer.

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    Yes get them in the ground. Mine have been in for a while now and are going great guns, I have got lots of cricket ball sized pumpkins growing away happily.
    We plant the seed, nature grows the seed, we eat the seed - Neil, The Young Ones

    http://countersthorpeallotment.blogspot.com/
    Updated 21st July - please take a look

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    Oh right, great. Ill get them in the ground ASAP !

    I was late sowing them I think.

    Thanks everyone.

    Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caz1234 View Post
    I have looked all over the internet for some advice on this but cant seem to find anything.
    you're kidding ?
    just Google "grow pumpkin" and there's loads of pages. Here's one: BBC - Gardening - Basics - Grow pumpkins

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Thanks Two Sheds - I will bookmark that site !

    Everything I found seemed to be aimed at American growers trying to raise monster pumpkins !

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    Ah yes. When I use Google, I always click on "UK sites" otherwise you do get lots of American stuff

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    my plants are about 10inch high and have small flowering buds on them...one has the pumpkin behind it......they're in pots and a grow bag.......im short on ground space...i have potatoes coming up every so often....could i use the space they filled for the Pumpkin plants?

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