Pumpkin is considered a favorite fruit of many people because of the benefits it brings, we can see pumpkin in every daily meal of Vietnamese families. How to grow pumpkin is not difficult, but how to grow and give high yield, you need to know how to take care of pumpkin. The following article we want to share with you about how to grow pumpkin at home to increase yield. Let's follow along!
Here we want to share with you how to grow pumpkin at home to help plants increase yield:
Step 1: Seed treatment
You proceed to soak the seeds in warm water about 30 degrees Celsius, after 8 hours you take the seeds out and incubate them in a damp towel for 1 night so that the seeds can crack and remove the pathogens in the seeds.
Step 2: Start sowing seeds
You proceed to make holes in the soil with a depth of about 1cm and take the seeds that are incubated in a damp towel, sow them directly into the hole and then cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. Then you should water a little water to create moisture for the seeds to germinate and place the plant in a well-lit place. So you have done how to grow pumpkin by seeds. Next, you just need to pay attention to take good care of the tree so that the tree can grow to achieve high yield.
5. How to take care of pumpkin
Watering: During the 7 to 10 days of planting, you need to pay attention to the moisture of the soil to water the plants, on average, twice a day. At the time of flowering, you need to water more because at this time the plant needs a lot of water to develop flowers and create good conditions for flowers to pollinate. In the heavy rainy season, you should limit watering and planting beds for plants to avoid the case of plants dying due to waterlogging.
Fertilizer: At the stage of 3-4 leaves, you should dilute the water with DAP fertilizer to irrigate the plants. Note do not water the leaves, should only water the base of the plant. At this stage, you must combine fertilizing and weeding, cultivating to help plants grow.
Pest control: The types of pests that often appear in pumpkin are green worms, earthworms, thrips, aphids... You need to pay attention to regularly monitor the plants to kill pests as soon as possible, can use drugs such as Vertimec, Oshin, Confidor… to kill pests. In particular, you need to pay attention to pruning old, diseased leaves, plowing the soil regularly to create ventilation for good development.
6. Pumpkin Harvest
After 3 to 4 months of planting, pumpkin can be harvested, the time of harvest also depends on how you take care of the plant. Pumpkins with a hard yellow outer skin, yellow stalk and white chalky outer skin are a sign that the fruit is time to harvest.