How long do pumpkins keep? And harvesting question

StephanieHS(8)August 9, 2014

Hey guys,

I'm growing pumpkins for jack o lanterns. One of them is orange-ing up already, the others are no where near as far along.

Do I harvest this one pumpkin when its ready, and leave the others to keep maturing?

How long will it keep?

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LCaroline12

Just leave your mature pumpkins on the vine! It should be fine. The longer on the vine the better! I have powdery mildew but my extension friend said it shouldn't bother my mature pumpkins, so I'm leaving them on the vine as long as possible.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:24AM
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StephanieHS(8)

Many thanks! That is very good news. That orange pumpkin is gonna be sitting there for quite awhile, waiting for the rest of the patch to mature :)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 5:04PM
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LCaroline12

You should post a picture to the facebook page. I want to see it!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 5:11PM
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