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Squash & Pumpkin Seeds

The pumpkin is so much more than a prop for Halloween. Deceivingly flavoursome, pumpkins and squashes have become very popular in recent years. And if you have a new allotment or weedy garden, they're great for ground cover! One of the most versatile vegetable seeds you can sow, use your crop for cakes, bakes, soups and curries. Don't forget that the seeds can be roasted as a healthy snack too.

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Why Grow Squash and Pumpkins from seeds?

Sow and watch them grow. A plant that not only produces amazing fruit but is fast-growing and perfect for using on ground reclaimed. The Suttons range offer Pumpkin seeds for different scenarios.

For those of you who like to be competitive try ‘Atlantic Giant’ pumpkin seeds and see how big you can get one to grow. There’s even a Pumpkin for pots and small spaces which would be perfect for a playground, the pumpkin ‘Windsor’. Not forgetting Halloween fun for children there is ‘Jack be Little’.

The delicious and arguably the most popular winter squash the Butternut squash, roasted butternut squash is particular delicious.

When To Plant Pumpkin and Squash Seeds?

Pumpkin seeds need to be sown between April and June under glass. 

How to Grow Squash and Pumpkins from Seeds?

For a big Pumpkin, thin out the fruit to one or two Pumpkins and concentrate on them. Once the Pumpkin plant fruit starts to put on size, cutaway leaves from the fruit to allow the sun to aid ripening. 

As plants they ramble but also smaller varieties can be grown on trellis or vine eye and wire. Some gardeners like to grow their Pumpkins on a compost heap, where they can feed off the nutrients freely. Placing Straw under developing pumpkin will protect from rotting in wet weather conditions. Harvest in early autumn.

How Long Do Pumpkins Take To Grow?

Pumpkin seeds can be sown outside during May and June when any risk of frost has passed. The seeds will reach maturity in 18 to 22 weeks, and can be harvested throughout September and October; just in time for Halloween!