Pumpkin 'Wee B Little'
The wee pumpkin for kids to grow and use as a table decoration. Cute softball ball sized pumpkins with a compact growth habit. Roast whole to enjoy the sweet, golden flesh or stuff for a real gourmet treat. 12 weeks to harvest. 9 fruit per plant, 4kg per plant.
Pumpkins are the easiest of the curcubits to grow, they are big feeders, so dig in plenty of well rotted manure where they are to grow. They germinate easily in warm soil, gardeners in cooler areas can start their seedlings in pots in a warm spot and plant out after risk of frost has passed. Pumpkins need plenty of water as they grow, mulch well to conserve moisture and eliminate weeds. Harvest pumpkins when the stalk attaching it to the vine turns woody and corky. Cut (not tear) the stalk from the plant. Never lift the pumpkin by this 'handle' as if it breaks off the pumpkin will go mouldy within days.