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These vigorous, spreading pumpkins provide high yields of attractive 20- to 30-lb. (9- to 13-kg) fruit.

Howden is one of the most traditional old-time favorites. Intense, bright orange pumpkins with defined ribs and string “handles” grow from 10-ft. (3-m) vines. Expect to harvest four or five from each plant. If you want to carve big pumpkins this fall, plant Howden this spring in full sun and be sure to keep the soil moist.

Spacing: 60in (150cm)

Exposure: Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun

Days to harvest: 115

Growth: Indeterminate

• Choose a sunny location (6+ hours of sun) and dig a hole about two times as wide as your pot.

• Remove your plant from the pot by loosening the soil and tipping it out into your hand. Place your plant in the soil about as deep as it was in the pot.

• Refill the space around your plant with soil and press lightly to compact the dirt, keeping your plant firmly in the ground.

• Water immediately to settle the soil, and add more soil as needed, bringing it level to the rest of your garden.

Water as needed all season to keep soil evenly moist, keeping your eye out for the first sign of wilt. Wilting is a sure sign that your pumpkins need water. Feed with a vegetable fertilizer to ensure your bountiful harvest.