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Pumpkin varieties for compact space and/or low sun

slashy
14 years ago

Hi all,

One of my housemates would love it if I could grow pumpkin, but we have such a tiny little space that gets sun, I can't let some wild monstrous pumpkin vine swallow the whole thing up. I hear tell of things like 'bush pumpkins' that will remain reasonably compact like a zucchini- does anyone have variety names I could follow up on? Also, what sort of yields might I get off these plants?

The other option is to grow a traditional vining/run-for-the-hills pumpkin, and train it up the side of a shed & onto the shed roof where it can go wild, but that spot won't get much more than 4-5 hours of sun- is that going to be enough to set fruit?

Looking forward to pestering you for with more questions as I plan my first spring garden in this very big, very neglected sharehouse backyard...

-Slashy.

(p.s admit it, it's fun when the Southern Hemisphere gardeners are planning their spring plantings as you're winding up your summer harvests, isn't it?)

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