No Pumkins Yet

njgardener1980August 26, 2009

It is now a week before september and I do not have any pumpkins growing yet. Is this a sign that I won't have any this year? This is the first year I have tried growing pumpkins and melons and very curious if it's too late for hope. I live in northern new jersey and planted them as transplants in early may.

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I don't have any either...granted, mine were accidental pumpkins :) The pumpkin that was sitting on our front step must have been knocked over, then buried under leaves and snow. As I was walking to my car one morning in the Spring, I noticed the large leaves growing and a large orange-ish blossom...sure enough, after clearing away some of the leaves and weeds, I saw the scattered seeds. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get at least one pumpkin this year - just for the sheer satisfaction of growing one.

I think they'll be late, given what I've heard from others with gardens growing other squash and melons. It's been very cool, and a bit wet it seems...I'm sure that will delay things a bit.

I have no idea what I'm doing with my plants, for what it's worth. But I wanted to let you know you're not alone :)

Here is a link that might be useful: My Blog

    Bookmark   August 26, 2009 at 9:10PM
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I have had smaller pumpkins (around 10 lbs) go from flower to ripe pumpkin in as few as 30 days. So I would say you still have time, but they need to form soon.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2009 at 7:56PM
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In zone 5?(Hmmm)
It will depend on the variety. If it is a fast growing (big)pumpking and you got it say a week ago, you might(if you are lucky) end up having a baby pumpkin that won't be near being mature.
Pumpkins are not like zukes and cukes that you can pick and enjoy in a few days.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 10:43PM
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