Looking for something new and unusual for next years garden? Consider pumpkin on a stick ornamental eggplant. Perfect for autumn displays, the cut stems can be tucked into containers, window boxes and baskets. They also look great growing in mixed garden beds and cottage style gardens.
Pumpkin on a stick (Solanum integrifolium) are considered annuals and grown from seed take about 75 days. They get about 3 feet tall and prefer to be grown in full sun. It makes sense to sow the seeds inside about 4 to 6 weeks before last frost and when night time temperatures are reliably above 55 F.
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