Pumpkin Cultivation must be started in Mid July .It is warm season crop. But it can withstand cool weather. The plant is also tolerant to partial shade. Pumpkin is grown on all types of soil. But loam, sandy loam and clay loam soils are considered best for its cultivation. The soil should be thoroughly prepared. It does best at a Ph of 6.0 or 6.5. Two crops are raised commonly in the plains during January – March and June – July. Seeds are sown in well prepared pits at a spacing 3 X 3 m. about 4-6 kg. of sees are required to raise one ha. Layout ring and basin is used.