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Caring for Pumpkins | The Gray Boxwood

Any garden planted is a continual time commitment one has to make for the entire season. Thankfully if you spread out the work, it doesn’t seem overwhelming and the outcome will make it all worth the work!

The pumpkin plants have been growing inside their enclosures and before they get too big, it is important to remove the plastic containers. If your plants become too large, they can overheat or grow abnormally, becoming weak. Once you’ve carefully removed the enclosures, be sure to repack the dirt into a hill and as a precaution, powder the plants with Sevin or Eight garden powder.

Without powder, beetles and other bugs can devour your hard work within a day! In no time, pumpkins and gourds will start forming and I can only dream of the gorgeous fall decor!

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  1. What do you do for your raspberry bushes. I live in Alberta Canada and would like to know about thinning and getting rid of canes that maybe no good.

    Thank you Darra.