7 Pumpkin Growth Stages 2024

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A pumpkin plant takes between 90 and 140 days to fully mature, and there are seven pumpkin growth stages.

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Two or three seeds should be placed in one hole approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep.

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Stage 1. Planting

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Seeds will emerge from the ground in 5 to 10 days and gradually sprout two oval-shaped leaves.

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Stage 2. Germination

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After about two weeks, vines will start to protrude from the plants stem. The plant will begin to grow quickly and produce many vines.

Stage 3. Vine Growth

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Stage 4. Flower Blossom

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After 8 to 10 weeks, you should notice flowers developing between the plant stems and the runner vines.

Stage 5. Pollination

Pumpkin flowers bloom and attract insects. Insects such as bees or bumblebees transfer pollen from male flowers to female flowers.

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