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Pruning Seminole Pumpkin plant - some questions.....

Posted by dancinglemons 7+ (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 17, 09 at 0:45

Hello all,

My seminole pumpkin/squash plant is doing quite well. I have pinched several 'runners' that started in the leaf axils. At each pumpkin fruit there is a new runner in the leaf axil. Should I remove/prune these runners or let them be. I can post a picture if it will help with understanding.

I have been adding 1/2 strength liquid fertilizer to the water each day - too much? The plants (3) are growing in an EarthBox supported by cattle panel trellis.

Thanks,
DL


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RE: Pruning Seminole Pumpkin plant - some questions.....

I would let them be. You might well get more fruit that way.

I don't have much experience with container gardening. But 1/2 strength at every watering sounds pretty strong to me. How are the plants looking?

Personally, I'd cut down to about 1/8 strength. But perhaps someone who does a lot of container gardening will drop in and give some advice based on more experience.

George
Tahlequah, OK


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RE: Pruning Seminole Pumpkin plant - some questions.....

Thanks macmex. I will cut down on the fertilizer. The plants look great.

DL


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