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When will pumpkins start to vine?

Posted by AiliDeSpain 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 19, 12 at 23:40

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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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

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!


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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

Here is a photo.


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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

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


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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

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


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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

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.


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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

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


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RE: When will pumpkins start to vine?

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.


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