When will pumpkins start to vine?

AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)July 19, 2012

I have googled this and can't get a straight answer! I have Big Max pumpkins planted that are about 6 weeks old. The plants look good for the most part but they are not vining yet. I thought for sure they would have been by now. Any ideas?

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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

With my pumpkins the main plant is the vine, with smaller ones off of it. Your plants should look like a vine by now, maybe a few feet long. Pumpkins really take off and yours should be growing several inches per day. Can you post a pic!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 1:25PM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Here is a photo.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 3:04PM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

New development as of tonight, they have flower buds, but really no vines to speak of, weird.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 12:34AM
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ju1234((8 Dallas TX))

Cut the growing tip of the plant. That will promote side shoots to grow. Once it gets going, you will hard time controlling it.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 11:02AM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Update as of this morning, there is a vine forming on one of the plants.
I don't know that I want to promote the vining lol, I'm scared it's going to get out of control.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 11:38AM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Here is a photo. The first vine is forming...

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 12:32PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

That's exactly what I thought you would have by now....a vine (which is the main plant) about 2 feet long. Your best pumpkins will be on the main vine, and a few on the smaller side-vines.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 12:58PM
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