PUMPKIN Jack Be Little
A new miniature pumpkin ideal for table decorations, painting and small Jack O'Lanterns. Easy to grow plants bear several 2 inch tall by 3 inch wide pumpkins per plant. Although edible these pumpkins are more highly valued for their decorative value and will last for months if properly cured. Approximately 95 days to maturity,
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Plant seeds in hills sowing seeds 4 inches apart, 6 to 8 seeds per hill. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil well firmed down. For earlier crop start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before setting outside.
SPACING: Leave about 4 feet between hills; space rows 4 to 6 feet apart depending upon available space.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When new plants are about 4 inches tall carefully thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill.
GERMINATION: Approximately one to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Pumpkins grow best in a fairly rich soil kept moderately moist. Carefully cut stem an inch or two away from the pumpkin after the fruit is fairly mature. Store in a dry area at 45- to 55 F Make sure to keep off of damp cement floors.