Step by step instructions to maximize seed germination: File the edges of the seed lightly with a nail file or a piece of sandpaper. Soak the seeds in warm (not hot) water for at least two hours. Fill six inch peat pots with soil. Plant the seed in the pot, 1"-2" deep. Place the seed on it's side. Water thoroughly.
Step 3: Water the Seeds and Germinate Them.
Planting by Seed. Pumpkins do best when the seeds are planted directly in the ground. If your growing season is very short, seed indoors in peat pots about 2 to 4 weeks before last spring frost. Wait until the plant soil is 70ÂºF or more before sowing seeds.
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How to Germinate Pumpkin Seeds. With the rise of saving seeds from garden vegetables, many gardeners germinate last year's seeds to ensure they are viable .