Pumpkin - Snowman
This variety is something different for Halloween. Pumpkin Ghost produces cream skinned, round pumpkins instead of the traditional orange, with fruits, approx. 2.7 kg in size. Pumpkin Ghost is perfect for painting or carving, then use the flesh to make a delicious pumpkin pie.
Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil in a sunny situation. Sow seeds April to May 2cm deep in 7.5cm pots of good seed compost at 21-25C. Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 5-7 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Do not sow in cold soils. Sow 2 seeds every 90cm and thin out to the best seedling. Ideally grow under cloches until the plant is established. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 9cm apart each way. Keep well-watered throughout the season. Feed and mulch regularly. Store fruits before frosts. Stores well for use through the winter.