Scientific Name: Cucurbita
Description: Pumpkin is one of the most used fruits in history. The pumpkin crop originated in America. They are currently grown all over the world. Apart from being used as food, it is also used for ornamental purposes.
- Regulates the nervous system,
- Controls blood pressure,
- Acts as a diuretic,
- Has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Planting Tips: The seeds can be placed in small pots until they germinate. Transplant to the final site as soon as the first leaves appear.
Soil: Grow squash in soil with sufficient space that is well-drained, fertile and rich in organic matter. The pH should be between 5.6 and 6.8.
Exposure / Temperature: Direct sunlight or partial shade.
Irrigation: Water to keep the soil always moist but not soaked. Avoid wetting the leaves. Drip irrigation prevents alternation of dryness / excess water and also saves water.
Harvest: The time from planting to harvest is usually about four months, when the pumpkins are bright in colour and the skin is very hard.
Life cycle: Annual.