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Red pumpkin, also known as Bhopla or Kaddu in India,is a nutrient dense, low calorie vegetable. Red pumpkin is a variety of squash that apart from being delicious , is low in calories but rich in essential vitamins and minerals.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    13-14 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 150cm by 100cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest in 100-120 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Red pumpkin seeds can be sown in monsoon and summer seasons.
  • Red pumpkin seeds can be sown directly in raised beds, or in containers.
  • Use a big sized circular pots or grow bag with 16” diameter and minimum depth of 8-10 inches to sow your seeds. Make sure that the container of your choice has uniform drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill your container with proper potting layers & selected growing medium..
  • Ideal sowing medium to grow red pumpkinseeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Sow 2seeds at the centre of the pot.
  • On raised beds, sow two seeds per spot in a spacing of 3 x 3 ft.
  • Push the seeds inside the medium with your finger and cover them completely with surrounding soil.
  • Water the sown seed bed immediately by a light shower using a watering can.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Red pumpkin seeds will germinate within the first 6-8 days.
  • Tiny seedlings will be visible at this point.
  • Second week onwards this seedlings will start growing into a small plant.
  • Cut off the smaller. lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors & keep only one seedling per hole.
  • Red pumpkinneeds full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.
  • Water your potted red pumpkin everyday in summers. Water at the soil near the plant.
  • Use a watering can to ensure even shower. You can also use drip irrigation system to water your raised beds.
  • Add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
  • Check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.
  • When your red pumpkin plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • To increase the overall production of pumpkins, take ‘pollens’ from male flowers on painting brush or cotton bud & dust them on ‘stigma’ of female flowers. This step is not mandatory.
  • Pumpkin climber will start flowering at the end of the third month. You can start harvesting ripe Pumpkin fruits after three months of seed sowing. Harvesting season can continue for next three months. Pumpkin flowers are also edible.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why is my red pumpkin plant not growing fruits?
Insufficient pollination is a big factor that can hamper the growth of red pumpkins. If sufficient pollination does not take place, the female flower will grow initially, but will die and fall off eventually. To increase pollination you can opt for hand pollination using a brush.
Why are my pumpkins not flowering?
There are a few reasons why your red pumpkins are not flowering. Insufficient pollination or soil infertility is a common reason why your red pumpkin plant is not flowering. Red pumpkins are also very sensitive to overhead watering. Make sure you water your pumpkin plant near the soil.
Why are my red pumpkin leaves wilting?
If your pumpkin leaves are wilting, you are probably not watering your plant enough. Water your potted red pumpkin everyday in summers. Water at the soil near the plant.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Red pumpkin is highly nutritious. Red pumpkin is high in antioxidants which can help avoid any damage to your health and reduce the risk of catching a chronic disease. Pumpkin is also loaded with vitamins, especially vitamin A and C, which helps boost your immunity. Being low in calories and high in water content and fibre, this nutrient dense food will help you feel satiated and stay full longer making it a perfect addition to your weight loss diets. In addition to having high levels of beta-carotene, pumpkin also contains vitamin C and E and lutein and zeaxanthin which will keep your skin healthy. The vitamin A in a pumpkin is also excellent for your eye health.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

The Red Pumpkin is a type of winter squash which is packed with a whole lot of goodness. Having as little as 49 calories per cup, red pumpkin is an amazing low calorie vegetable which is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, C ,beta-carotenes and minerals like potassium, copper and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, folate and several B vitamins.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.100 g of pumpkin contains about 340 mg of potassium, which is higher than the amount of potassium present in bananas.

2.Pumpkin is one of the most popular rainy season vegetable crops in India.

3.Except Antarctica, pumpkins are grown in every continent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water my Pumpkin?

Water your potted red pumpkin everyday in summers. Water at the soil near the plant.

How much sunlight does red pumpkin need?

Red pumpkinneeds full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.

What medium should I use to grow red pumpkin?

Ideal sowing medium to grow red pumpkinseeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.

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