Pumpkin hardening

mike_brfSeptember 14, 2008

Well, I gave it a shot this year, trying to grow a big pumpkin. I only tried watering this year, no extra fertilizer and according to my measurements, one should by over 200 and the other 180. My question is this. I am bring them both to a school at the end of October but I do not know if there is anything that I should be doing to it in the meantime. Is there anything? One has stayed a very light yellow color and the other is now starting to turn a nice deep orange. I am just worried that as it sits there and ripens I might lose weight or structural integrity. I appreciate any help you all can offer.

I can't wait till next year when I start fertilizing more. If I can do this just with extra watering...

~Mike~

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
farmfreedom

Use mouse control: traps, poison etc. they can chew a hole in it and move in for the winter.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 2:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
beetlejuicevoyager(5a Montreal (Quebec) area)

I am going to try growing the Howard Dill's Giants next year. My seeds are ordered. My compost bed is ready. I am going to start them inside under neon lights in the month of March - 150 days is a long period to grow in my region and if I want to present one of my champions in an early fall fair, I have to be ready.

How did your pumpkin ended up, finally?

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 7:52PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tall Corn Question
Ok...my Mexican June corn is tasselling....will it...
sandbagger
pumpkins crossing with small gourds
what do you get when you cross a pumpkin with a small...
Fableman
Help Growing a Carolina Cross Watermelon
I plan on growing the Carolina Cross Watermelon variety...
RyanC95
20" long chillies on ebay true or false?
title asks all but also is there such a thing or could...
mushibu10
mega-cabbage
Hello....I have been searching for information on preventing...
nurseliberty
Sponsored Products
5'' Pure Santoku Knife
$56.99 | zulily
Palm Frond Pumpkin
$34.99 | Dot & Bo
Bowsers Diamond Series Wool Donut Dog Bed Multicolor - 12726
$59.99 | Hayneedle
The Sole Secret Shoe Storage Bench - Candice Pumpkin
Overstock.com
J&M Furniture 625 Italian Leather Ottoman in Pumpkin
Beyond Stores
Country Estate Harvest Hostess Tray - PUMPKIN
$62.00 | Horchow
Area Rug: Delray Cambridge Brown 3' 2" x 5' 5"
Home Depot
VCT Tile: Armstrong Flooring Imperial Texture VCT 12 in.x 12 in. Pumpkin Orange
$0.78 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™