Start plowing; it’s time to plant pumpkins. Planting now will ensure a crop by early October just in time to sell directly to retail stores and agritourism operators for their fall happenings.
Farmers in Louisiana should allow 70-99 days from planting to harvest. For more information, contact your local LSU AgCenter online or call a local office to speak to a county agent. The LSU AgCenter has a publication entitled, “Squash and Pumpkins in the Home Garden.”