Seeds - Pumpkin, Dickinson OG (SGH)
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Description: Dickinson is actually a squash, but its flesh is so suited to pumpkin pies that it is the variety of choice for canned pumpkin producers. This buff-coloured heirloom 'pumpkin' has wonderful orange flesh and will be ideal for all of your pumpkin needs - pies, soups, and canning.
Pack Size: ~ 20 seeds
Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
Main Uses: Culinary, Ornamental
Days to Maturity: 110-115 days to maturity
Exposure: Full sun
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7- 14 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 3 - 4 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds in 3” pots. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from the first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Outdoors: Direct seed after the last frost date. Planting depth: 1”.
Spacing: Space seedlings 2’ apart. For direct sowing, place 5 seeds each in hills 4’ - 6’ apart. Thin to 3 plants per hill when first true leaves appear.
Harvesting: When the fruit turns orange. Leave stem attached to pumpkin when picking.
Growing in Containers: Not suited for containers.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not suited for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water evenly through the season.
- Squash (including pumpkins) gets along with Celery, Corn, Beans, and Radishes. Pole beans work well planted near squash since they are heavy feeders. Beans can be trained up a trellis, and their roots fix nitrogen to enrich the soil. Nasturtiums act as a trap crop for pests such as flea beetles and aphids. Other beneficial companion plants such as basil tend to repel flies and mosquitoes. Planting oregano repels cucumber beetles. Tuck some radishes in among the rows as they help keep squash borers away.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.