|The Howden Pumpkin in the peat pot right before transplanting May 9, 2015|
Recommendations very, but if you live in an area with shorter summers (like Central Indiana where we are based), you may want to start your pumpkin inside in a peat pot. This allows you to transplant with the minimum amount of trauma to the roots. If planting with children, make sure to have them put the seeds in the soil (push the seeds down ~1/4 inch) and apply the first water. You can be the one to water the peat pot until the pumpkin is ready to transplant.
|Howden Pumpkin after transplanting June 6 2015|
|Howden Pumpkin on June 18, 2015. This has now gotten so big as to be difficult to photograph in one image. We still haven't added any water manually to the pumpkin or the Waterboxx.|
|An excellent sized pumpkin grown without watering with the Waterboxx|
We did add 4 small Jobe's organic fertilizer spikes to the soil around the Waterboxx sheltering the plant on July 1.
You can buy the Groasis Waterboxx here.
If you would like to learn how to grow plants without watering with the Waterboxx, the best resource is the book The Waterboxx Gardener: How to Mimic Nature, Stop Watering, and Start Enjoying Your Garden available here on Amazon.com.