Ask a Question forum: HELP! Out of room!Trellising mature pumpkin -- raised bed

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Unasloras
Aug 9, 2017 1:44 PM CST
I'm a new gardener in San Francisco with a raised bed community plot- hadn't gardened in over 25 years and over 45 w pumpkins. And I forgot how big they are

I had intended to trellis it but it grew in the opposite direction. It's a super healthy plant but currently 3 new vines are extending beyond the limits of my bed... any thoughts on what I should do at this stage? I've thought about a trellis on the end of the bed but have seen tepees and larger squash supports but know they should have been in place before....
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Aug 9, 2017 2:42 PM CST
Unasloras said:I'm a new gardener in San Francisco with a raised bed community plot- hadn't gardened in over 25 years and over 45 w pumpkins. And I forgot how big they are

I had intended to trellis it but it grew in the opposite direction. It's a super healthy plant but currently 3 new vines are extending beyond the limits of my bed... any thoughts on what I should do at this stage? I've thought about a trellis on the end of the bed but have seen tepees and larger squash supports but know they should have been in place before....
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I've trellissed almost every vine. Those plastic mesh bags that oranges and onions come in are great supports for melons. Large twist ties or velcro strips will hold the up. I keep all sorts of that stuff around. Now, if I could only get enough sunlight...

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