How to grow fast yielding pumpkins this rainy season  

A farmer tends to his pumpkin garden.  PHOTO/FILE

What you need to know:

You can control weeds by carefully uprooting them or by using a hoe to carefully dig them out in order to prevent damage to the pumpkin vines.

Pumpkin, considered a vegetable, is actually a fruit, with the nutrition of a vegetable. Farming pumpkins is common in many countries, with China being the number one producer, followed by India. 

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