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Question: Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 06:15:42 -0400
Subject: Gardener's Q and A [T200006150016Z50877]
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Question recieved from:
Chris Drumma
Feura Bush , New York 12067
County: Albany
Country: USA
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growing pumpkins
Category: Garden Planning
How can I grow pumpkins vertically? I have limited space. Are any of
your plant supports strong enough to hold pumpkins?

Answer: You could grow almost any pumpkin on a trellis or sturdy framework, but the small or mini pumpkins are easier to work with and will create less weight. The vine can also be pruned if needed to reduce that "windsail" effect. You will need to twine the vine into the trellis or support and then make a sling to support each pumpkin. A soft, stretchy, quick-drying fabric such as nylon pantyhose works well for this.

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