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What to do about my pumpkins...

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What to do about my pumpkins...

LadyGuise | Aug 1, 2011 09:30 AM

Well, I was a little premature about planting pumpkins...oops...so you live and learn...

This is the first year I have done pumpkins and I planted in early spring. Apparently I should have waited until late spring because now I have about 9 gorgeously orange pumpkins. They have been orange for a bit now and I am finally coming to the conclusion that they will not last until halloween for my kids to carve. So at this point, what should I do? I have them all still on the vines. Should I leave them on the vines so that maybe they are still getting a little nutrients to keep up their survival? Or should I cut them and hide them somewhere cool? I am seeing a couple vines that are starting so I am thinking if I cut off the already orange pumpkins and all their vines back that maybe it will push some energy into the few new vines that are starting and there might be a slight chance that I will get a few more that might be good for halloween.

There is also one vine that has seemed to pop up on it's own in a new spot so I am crossing my fingers that it pushes something out. Anyway, any advice is good advice...thanks :-)

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