Growing Pumpkin

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02 Nov 19 Natalie (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi :) this is my first go at pumpkins so I planted my own seeds straight from my pumpkin I placed them in a pot that has a maple tree. When should I move these sprouts please
04 Nov 19 anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
After they produce their first or second set of true leaves. Protect them from the sun the first few days when planting out.
07 Nov 19 Natalie (Australia - temperate climate)
Thank u so much :)))
20 Jan 20 anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The first set of leaves when a seed germinates provides some nutrient to start the seedling growing. The next two to three set of leaves will start to establish the plant. Transplant at this stage. The longer you leave it the higher chance of setting the plant back a lot and longer for the plant to recover. Seedlings will establish, grow quicker and be stronger when planted out into good rich soil, then confined to a small punnet cell or pot.
20 Jan 20 anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
When you transplant seedlings if you disturb the soil around the roots the plants don't have the ability to take up as much water and nutrients in the first day or so. So a big leafy plant like pumpkin will dry out very quickly in the hot summer sun, not so bad in winter.
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