Healing a wound on pumpkin.
So as I have been posting, I am harvesting quite early due to many factors including early ripening, various bug infestations etc. I have a few pumpkins with quite small "bites" taken from them (1/4 inch or so) I have had this before and they skin over and heal with a bit of a scar. Does any one know if I harvest with the wound will it heal over during curing or should I leave them on the vine to scar over. I am afraid for them to be out in the patch much longer for something, presumably a mouse, or whatever to continue to munch on them.