Pumpkins - Knowledgebase Question

Lakewood, WA
Question by SBROWN1863
July 18, 1998
I planted a package of your pumpkin seed and now I have 23 plants growing in my garden. How many pumpkins could I be getting per plant?


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Answer from NGA
July 18, 1998

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Wow! What a terrific harvest you'll have from all of those plants! To keep plants a manageable size, pinch back the ends of each of the vines when they've reached about five feet. This will help the plants direct their energy into maturing the fruit - otherwise they'll continue to grow and develop flowers until frost hits. Plan to apply generous amounts of water during the growing season; thoroughly soak the root mass of each plant when you water, and try not to wet the leaves, (to help avoid fungal diseases). Good luck with your Great Pumpkin Patch!

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