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pumpkin growing zone 5

Posted by dolivo none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 19:08

Hi all. I've got three pumpkin plants growing in my garden. Only one has good size pumpkins on it. 3 of them that have been growing for well over a month now. But the other two plants do not have any pollinated growing pumpkins on them. (one POSSIBLY has a brand new one) but even if it did, is it too late in the season for a newly pollinated pumpkin to grow? I live in zone 5. I'm wondering because if there's not enough time, I might as well pull the two other plants instead of letting them grow all over my garden.
Thanks!


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RE: pumpkin growing zone 5

There is still enough time. Fruit that sets in the next 2-3 weeks should still have time to mature in a typical Zone 5 climate, albeit a late maturity, you may need to cover a few nights against early frost to let them get those last few days in. However, for anyone east of the Rockies, the NWS is forecasting continued above-normal temps into the fall and all through the winter for the northern states, so this year hopefully will be a good one for late crops.


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RE: pumpkin growing zone 5

I sure hope there is still time, I don't have a pumpkin yet from my three plants, I finally had a male flower open today and I see a female on the end of one of the vines, however she won't be opening for a few more days at least!


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RE: pumpkin growing zone 5

Thanks :-) I went out this evening and looked and the second plant actually has 2 small pumpkins growing. they are smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a golf ball. So hopefully we will get 5 nice pumpkins for the kids this fall. The other three pumpkins are so cute, they have turned orange but are still small enough, I just wanna go out and talk baby talk to them! (I know, I'm weird)


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RE: pumpkin growing zone 5

haha you sound like me!


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RE: pumpkin growing zone 5

Thanks :-) I went out this evening and looked and the second plant actually has 2 small pumpkins growing. they are smaller than a tennis ball but bigger than a golf ball. So hopefully we will get 5 nice pumpkins for the kids this fall. The other three pumpkins are so cute, they have turned orange but are still small enough, I just wanna go out and talk baby talk to them! (I know, I'm weird)


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