Volunteer pumpkin - what do I do?
A month ago I prepared my 15 gallon containers for this tear's tomatoes and chilis. In one of my pots, a pumpkin sprouted - probably from a seed from last year's jack o'lantern that went into the compost. It's now growing very happily in a tomato cage.
I think it would be fun to see if I can get one or two pumpkins - even though there is not much space. When the vine gets to the top of the cage do I just pinch the tip or is it better to cut the vine between leaves? How do you hand pollinate the flowers?
Realistically I should just pull it out since there is no room, but on the other hand, it won't cost anyhing to bonsai it to see what happens.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Holly