Pumpkin Plants
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Pumpkin Vines

Anonymous added on July 24, 2011 | Answered

I have a garden full of pumpkin vines and they are growing through the fence and into my tomatoes. Should I cut the vines back or let them have at it? My garden is 40' by 80'.

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Cathy
Answered on July 25, 2011

You can prune your pumpkin vines, however if these are one of the smaller, Halloween type you can also grow them on a sturdy trellis. Just use knee highs or old, clean pantyhose as a "sling" to hold the growing fruit. It will get you odd looks and occasional comments from your neighbors. I grow sugar baby watermelons this way. The fruit is clean and I have little problem with disease or insects. However,here is an article that gives more information on pruning pumpkin vines. And a just in case ^-^ article on ripening green pumpkins
http://www.informeddemocracy.com/pumpkin/growing.html

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/pumpkin/getting-green-pumpkins-to-turn-orange-after-the-pumpkin-vine-dies.htm

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