I had lots of rougue pumpkin vines come up this year. (I didn't plant any
but I have a dozen vines. Meanwhile, I planted 100 sunflowers but I don't
have a single one. Go figure.) Anyway, this is a first for me. Tell me,
when the fruit turns orange, is it done growing? For some reason I seem to
have a lot of small fruit turning orange already. It seems to me that if
the vine gets disturbed in any way that the growth of the pumpkin stops and
the fruit turns orange -- is that right?
If the seed parents of these rogue pumpkin vines were hybrid, chances are
the offspring will be genetic freaks. You might get some weird looking
pumpkins. I hate to tell you this but PUMPKINS ARE PROMISCIOUS. They will
cross breed with members of the squash family!
Nah, they are pumpkins. I don't grow any other veggies. These seeds are
from pumpkins I fed to my horses so they probably came from pumpkin fields.
They're just ripening NOW and this seems a little early to me. Maybe
because they wintered outside they got a too-early start on the growing
One of my pumpkins is turning orange, I'm guessing it will be ripe in a few
weeks. The rest are dark green and still growing. I think pumpkins can ripen
starting early August, depending on the variety, and keep ripening until
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