when do I harvest Thai pumpkins?
I've planted a Thai pumpkin from Baker Creek this year. Three plants have taken over one vegetable bed and are busy trying to vine over eggplants and peppers. It's been a while since I've seen squash that looks this healthy in our humid summers. And they have been making green pumpkins. Several look like they might be ripe for harvest. Their rinds are quite hard, but the stems that attach them to the vines aren't dying. Are stems expected to start drying out on these pumpkins when they are ripe or should I rely on the hardness of rind? Are there any other clues to harvest readiness of these specimens?