Vegetables

Pumpkin 'Butternut'

Bold, chunky, orange flesh with a nutty flavour and small seed cavity. Hardy reliable variety, with heavy crop of 1-2kg size fruit.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Direct into garden position. Sow 3-4 seeds in mounds 1 metre apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants in each mound.

Care

Select a sunny, well-drained position. Add compost and Thrive Granular All Purpose Fertiliser. Provide growing plants with plenty of water at root level. When vines reach 2 metres and are carrying plenty of flowers, pinch off ends to contain growth. Harvest as the vine dies off, and the stalk turns brown. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem.