harvesting pumpkins

foodfiend_gardener(6a)October 6, 2012

I do not know what varieties they are, but I have both small "eating" pumpkins and some very large "carving" pumpkins. Today I harvested the orange ones that are on browned vines, but what do I do with the rest? Their vines are still green (-ish) and the pumpkins orange, but we are going to have temps around 32-34 degrees over the next few nights. Should I cover and let be, or cut and bring them into my potting shed?

After cutting I will allow the "eating" pumpkins a few days in the sun before wiping off with a diluted bleach solution and storing them in the basement. The larger ones I'll just use to decorate my porch, and bring them inside on very cold nights. Am I doing this correctly (I haven't grown pumpkins for a few years)?

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