Growing Pumpkin

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01 Oct 19 Alisina Zahidi (Australia - temperate climate)
My mum made me put 2 seeds in the same spot, will that ruin the pumpkins?
02 Oct 19 Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
It is probably so that you can choose which plant is stronger and remove the other one. Ask your mum why.
03 Oct 19 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I just planted pumpkin in 10 spots with 2 seeds at each spot. Only 2 spots had 2 plants germination. Sometimes it is for germination reasons. I basically had the same result from apple cucumbers.
02 Oct 19 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Or transplant one of the pumpkin to another spot and grow it also. When planting 2-3 seeds close together think about planting them 100-150mm apart so that if you want to move them then you can retain a fair amount of soil around the roots when moving them, helps with transplant shock.
02 Oct 19 Alisina Zahidi (Australia - temperate climate)
My mum said the same thing, she said we will see which plant is going to be strongest. Thank you for your help
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