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Pumpkin pruning advice please

 
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Calli



Joined: 13 Mar 2009
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Location: Galway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 8:58 pm    Post subject: Pumpkin pruning advice please Reply with quote    

The plant in question has one particular tendril which is supporting two established pumpkin futures, however it seems to be putting alot of resources into taking over the polytunnel.

Should I prune it to save the two established pumpkin or allow the next flowers to try their luck?



Nature'sgrafter



Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 490
Location: Sanday , Orkney
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

try reading this it explains it better than I could.
http://pumpkinnook.com/howto/vines.htm

Calli



Joined: 13 Mar 2009
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Location: Galway
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Perfect got the answer straight away

Main vines should be pruned when it reaches ten to fifteen feet beyond the last fruit you are leaving on the plant.

Many thanks

Nature'sgrafter



Joined: 22 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't forget to bury the ends when you do.

Calli



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 12 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The ends have buried themselves in the tomato beds...

I now know this is ok.......

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