I need some advice on pumpkins! =]
I bought online 2 kinds of pumpkin seeds (1 is a big pumpkin which was named "jack o' lantern pumpkin" came with photo #1 and the other are much smaller "sugar pie pumpkin" came with photo #2).
Anyway, I don't have a garden so I put each in a planter on the roof. The plant grown so big I don't know what will happen next. I just wanted to know if from these pictures you can tell if it's going well, since I've never planted anything I have no idea if they are ok. I sow them on the same day, on May 27th. On the big “Jack” pumpkin instuction said to sow 5 seeds and when they grow about 2” tall to thin them to 2 plants, I did so with the “big” and now have left only one plant, which took over the whole planter. And also flowers came out yesterday, so I'm guessing this one's good so far...
For the other, small “sugar pie” pumpkins, they said to sow 5 seeds then thin to 3 when they are , 2” tall. I did so, only, with this plant, a week after that they all died. I sowed another round on June 20th, only this time I didn't thin them yet, I'm afraid they might die on me again. They are all pretty big now, I'm not sure it's healthy for them. I only want one pumpkin from each type, since the planters are quite small, I don't think more than one will survive.
I'd appreciate any advice on how to proceed with them. I water them every other day with lots of water, on the internet I read they need strong sun and lots of water so I'm doing that. If it matters, I live in Israel.
Here are pictures of the plants so far:
Jack O' Lantern:
Thanks a lot and good day!! =]
- 8 Jul, 2012