March 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm #251670
I just bought a couple of pumpkins to make soup 😀 and I wondered if I could use the seeds in the pumpkin to plant in my garden? Hubby is going to get some more soil on the weekend and we talked about planting pumpkins and I just wondered if the seeds I have would germinate or whether I should buy some in a packet.
Thanks 😀March 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm #457179
Most of the pumpkins I’ve grown have been ones that got thrown out and then germinated. They should work just fine!March 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm #457180
I have a jap pumpkin vine in the garden at the moment that came up from a seed in the compost from store bought one. :tup:March 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm #457181
Thanks both of you! I just thought why waste seed if it will work.March 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm #457182
It is worth giving anything a try. The worst that can happen is that they dont grow at all. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, 😀March 16, 2010 at 12:05 am #457183
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I have them growing out of the lawn from where I’ve dropped a couple of seeds on the way to the compost pile (which, by the way, is also covered in pumpkin vines from rogue seeds)!March 16, 2010 at 12:28 am #457184
It is worth giving anything a try. The worst that can happen is that they dont grow at all. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, 😀
Thats what I figure too. If it doesn’t work…oh well:DMarch 16, 2010 at 2:34 am #457185
If you compost your kitchen waste the question is a mute point – you will get pumpkins of some variety from to umpteen rogue vines that will emerge. I have never really had a dud rogue vine, although one of my current one has smallish pumpkins. Mind you, for the cost of a packet of seeds vs the work you put into growing, do you want a “lottery” vine?March 16, 2010 at 7:33 am #457186
I;’l take anything I can get at the moment Bill 😆March 16, 2010 at 7:48 am #457187
I have a ‘rogue’ pumpkin vine at the moment, must have been store bought and the pumpkins are huge..40cm across at least and my 6mo likes ’em. The vine has grown all the way under the hills hoist so it is even a struggle to get the nappies out to dry in the fresh air lol.
I’d say give ’em a go….what have you got to lose :tup:March 16, 2010 at 8:00 am #457188
Hi Wizzer!!! :wave:
I love volunteer pumpkin vines, they can keep you in their fruit for most of the year where I live!!
Show them the lurve, you might be lucky!! :tup:March 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm #457189
We have 4 rogue vines right now that have had hundreds of flowers on over the summer, but not one single pumpkin 🙁March 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm #457190
We have 4 rogue vines right now that have had hundreds of flowers on over the summer, but not one single pumpkin 🙁
have you tried to hand pollanate?March 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm #457191
I suspect the most common shop pumpkins seed true – queensland blue, japs, iron bark, etc. Most of my rogues have fruit exactly like a queensland blue…. except for one this year. All my japs are from seed saved from a store pumpkin purchased last year.March 17, 2010 at 1:56 am #457192
i have the best success with self sewn feral pumpkins.the summer before last our ferals gave us enough pumpkins to last until this seasons were ready to harvest. we also planted some paw paw pumpkins after lots of searching for seed which we finally obtained from eden seeds i think. we got 18 pumpkins so that should keep us goin for a while. i reckon feral tomatoes and pumpkins seem to do best here.:D
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