Vegetables and Fruit forum→Pumpkin flowering too early

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Ontario, Canada
BlancheDevereaux
Jun 1, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Hello!
I'm growing both Cinderella and Jarrahdale pumpkins, I started the seeds indoors a few weeks before the last frost (they were held over almost to four weeks because we had a surprise bout of snow). They've been planted for a week and I believe it's the Cinderella that's blooming. The weather has for the majority of their time outdoors been ridiculously hot, I'm not sure if that's added to this situation. They were prolific growers from day one but they're not so big that they should be blooming, for zone 6 it seems too early. Should I pluck the blooms and hope it encourages the plant to vine out and establish itself?
Thanks!
Ontario, Canada
BlancheDevereaux
Jun 3, 2020 2:04 PM CST
So just to follow up with my own thread, I found a few different posts on other sites regarding blooming too early, it appears to happen when the plant is root bound, since mine were indoors for slightly longer than planned I imagine this is what triggered it. I've pinched off the blooms, so hopefully the plant will recover and bloom properly in a few weeks. I also have a few seedlings I found growing in my compost that I've transplanted into the garden bed so thankfully if anything does happen to the ones I started indoors I have a few "backups".

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