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Another pruning question about my AG pumpkin

Posted by raisemybeds SouthernCT (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 22, 05 at 9:12

Okay so now I have a SECOND pumpkin fruit growing (first one withered and died don't know why). It is 25" circumference this morning and looks very good. Surgically repaired vine has recovered beautifully and it seems to be a whole new ballgame here. My question is, there is a secondary vine sprouting forward right off the pumpkin's stem area, and I want to whack it so that growth energy is not diverted etc. How and where shall I accomplish this, and will the "wound" make the fruit vulnerable to infections or anything like that? Should I just leave these "extrea" vines alone? There are a few others at different points off the main vine, but like I say one of them is right on the stem of the fruit itself.

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RE: Another pruning question about my AG pumpkin

Whack it off and spray it with a fungicide. Ok you have a main vine and from the main vine you have secondary vines. From the secondaries you get tertiary vines growing remove the tertiary vines.

RE: Another pruning question about my AG pumpkin

Rainy, this is a secondary vine we are talking about, so can I really wahck it or not? And can I use daconil as a spray on the wound site? I have already used daconil on the leaves to prevent powdery mildew which I do NOT have on this plant yet (knock on wood).

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