Is there a good way to know when pumpkins are ready to pick? I usually pick when they are deep orange or the stem is hardened.
Well, I think this pretty much confirms I don't have a prayer for this years pumpkins! LOL MIne are still 3" high seedlings. Oh no!
3 inch seedlings is kind of small for late Aug…. BUT – there is always next year!!
It looks good.I had to abandon my pumpkin. It couldn't make it in the heat.
My father nor I have grown pumpkins yet. May I ask how long it takes for one to grow such as the one in the picture? Thanks for the tip on picking pumpkins.
The critters ate all of ours before they could ripen, so I'm a bit jealous. It's the first year they went after our pumpkins, but then again, they ate just about the entire garden this year.
I ONCE OVER MANURED IT AND ONLY GOT BIG LEAVES AND PRETTTY BIG FLOWERS . NO PUMPKIN
It probably would have been better to make sacks out of light row cover and tied them loosely around the apples. If you use plastic bags again use a pin to punch a series of small holes to allow for some air circulation.
Sorry, thought I was looking at the next post about the apples, doh!
Yes, if the stem is all dried out, it's ready. The plant knows it's ready and stops investing (probably means seeds are fully developed).
Charming pumpkin! Didn't plant them this year, but next year will remedy that. They are so cheery. =)
What a lovely pumpkin you have there. Unfortunately I did not plant any this last season due to poor results last year.
Yep, you picked it well. Very nice first pumpkin. My pumpkin patch just started.
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