Julie Pettit asked 14 years ago

I sowed pumpkins seeds and was able to plant two very healthy plants outside in well manured soil. They are now growing extremely well and and have produced about ten fruit around the size of a golfball. Should I leave them all grow away or reduce the numbers to increase the size of a few. Also the foliage is spreading by the day, should I cut some of this back or leave until later.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Let the plants grow … they will decide how many and which fruits to develop. Do not cut any growth yet, but next month pinch out all the growing points to concentrate on the existing fruit. Keep it watered and fed. Pin down stems carefully with wire U-shapes and pile some soil or compost over it to encourage new roots.