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Karen Briggs
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I plan on planting pumpkin and watermelon. I figure that I can plant them in the same plot, but I don't know where nor how much space they need.

So I guess my first question is can I plant the watermelon and pumpkin on the same mound.

The package says that I need a mound every 6-8ft and then place about 8 seeds in the mound. My plot isn't that big!

I have two plots one is 10 x 17 and the other is about 6 x 12

I was thinking that I might be able to plant them among the corn, but I worry that I will be trekking through vines when I go to harvest the corn which harvests about a month prior to the pumpkin and watermelon.

Anther thought was to plant the pumpkin and watermelon in mounds that are only 2 feet apart from each other.

I am also planting corn, lettuce, beans, zucchini, and cucumbers

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Hi Karen, Do you have any way to go verticle with the plants, like a fence or wall? I have seen people plant the vines near a house and let the vines grow up to the roof. They had to have a ladder to harvest the pumpkins though. They also had to support the fruit. Some hang them in slings of cloth or old nylons.

I believe that part of the old "3 sisters" is planting the pumpkins with the corn. You do have to be a little careful walking.

Can you let the vines grow out of the beds? Like onto a path or lawn area?
 
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