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Pumpkins

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant pumpkins.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Pumpkins 3a April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 3b April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 4a Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 4b Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 5a Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 5b Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 6a Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 6b Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 7a Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 7b Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 8a Not recommended On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 8b Not recommended On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 9a Not recommended Feb. 15-April 30; Oct. 15-Jan. 15 Feb. 15-April 30; Oct. 15-Jan. 15 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 9b Not recommended Feb. 15-April 30; Oct. 15-Jan. 15 Feb. 15-April 30; Oct. 15-Jan. 15 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 10a Not recommended March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 10b Not recommended March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 11a Not recommended March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2
Pumpkins 11b Not recommended March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 March 15-June 1; Nov. 15-Jan. 30 2-5 feet (depending on variety) 1-2

* Long growing season.