Ask a Question forum: Are my Pumpkin roots exposed?

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Chicago Suburbs, Illinois
Aug 20, 2017 8:27 PM CST
I amgrowing dill's atlantic and Jack-o-lantern type pumpkins
This is the beginning of my vines. Should I cover them with dirt or compost?

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Name: Cole
Pittsboro, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
Aug 20, 2017 8:45 PM CST
Looks normal to me for pumpkin vines you can leave it or to be safe cover with mulch or a compost and this will also help with the cold weather for your area before harvesting.
Chicago Suburbs, Illinois
Aug 21, 2017 12:10 PM CST
Thanks I wasn't sure if they were drying out. It looked like one was splitting I'll cover them up!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Aug 21, 2017 4:04 PM CST
I'm not so sure about it helping with the cold weather, but the vines will form more roots at the "nodes," which will be good for the plants.
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