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Greencastle, PA

What are some good pruning plans for a 150 square foot plant? I’m trying to fit a couple of my old seeds into the patch if possible. 1230 Daletas x 801 Black from 2006 and 1469 Checkon x 259.5* Welty from 2011. Just trying to keep those lines going

3/8/2020 7:31:43 AM

John Butler

Team Canuckle Heads

This is how I grew mine

150 sq ft plot

7 ft x 15 foot 11 inch rectangle with a 3.5 foot radius on both ends
4 ft x 6 ft pattern heating cable
heated the ground to 70 degrees F
Pumpkin planted 3 ft from end
I ran the first 8 side vines forward next 8 side vines backward going around both the radius and under where the pumpkin is going to grow 2 layers deep
I removed any small weak vines
Set pumpkin after a minimum of 16 side vines on the main
Terminate all growth in front of pumpkin but the main vine after pumpkin is set and then the main once I had a keeper
Buried all the side vines with a mixture of topsoil and well aged compost 50--50 with myko and kelp meal mixed in
Water and fertilize as if it is the same size plot as 750 sq ft
I did one leaf tissue test after the pumpkin was set and added what was needed by drench and foliar
I used both organic and water soluable triple 20

3/8/2020 10:44:13 AM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

I grew a flag pattern with room for a 15 foot main and 10 foot secondaries on 1 side. Super easy to maintain and stay with the allotment.

3/8/2020 10:54:28 AM



I did mine similar to John's above. Long and narrow but mine had a triangular area at the far end for the pumpkin. First secondaries grow out and then cross behind the stump. Next secondaries grow out to the edge and then turn towards the far end. Main was terminated at the pumpkin. The secondaries just before the pumpkin turn and grow back down through the patch towards the stump. Bury all the leaf nodes. Drawing is in Flatnorm’s 2018 diary.


3/8/2020 12:20:16 PM


Greencastle, PA


Would it make any difference which side of the vine I set a pumpkin on if I use the flag pattern? Is it preferable to have the pumpkin on the same side as the secondaries?

3/8/2020 7:34:55 PM

G. Kins

Southwest WA

The vine twists so it should be physiologically the same. If you look at the structure the plant doesnt really have two sides... its got five and they spiral around. Should not matter.

3/8/2020 11:22:11 PM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

TruckinPumpkin, on a small plant growing on a flag pattern, we will terminate the vine immediately after the pumpkin and adjust the pumpkin accordingly to avoid stem stress and give room for the secondaries.

3/8/2020 11:37:23 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

Whats the deadline for growing 150 contest?

3/13/2020 8:39:58 PM

Bubba Presley

Muddy Waters

foe entering?

3/13/2020 8:40:21 PM


Oak Grove, Mn

April 15th is the deadline for entering. I already have quite a few entries. It should be a good year for the competition.

3/14/2020 6:13:56 AM


Penryn CA

I'm still hoping I can find the room in my garden. My husband is questioning how much room my pumpkins are taking up - need to get my neighbor down with his tractor and rototill an extra 1,000 sqft and extend my garden area so I can get some summer veggies and do my 150 sqft pumpkin.

3/15/2020 8:37:11 PM

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