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Zach and the great pumpkin mystery

Post  bnoles on 8/9/2013, 3:10 pm

My oldest (6 years old going on 13) "grandson/garden sidekick" planted 2 pumpkin seeds a while back and the vines grew fast and crazy.  This past week, we noticed that the vines had fully died back, but we retrieved the 2 nice pumpkins they provided.  Don't know why things matured so early, but as you can see, Zach is pretty happy about it even if it's not Halloween.




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Re: Zach and the great pumpkin mystery

Post  camprn on 8/9/2013, 3:19 pm

HA! THAT is a Happy Farmer Zach!

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Post  sanderson on 8/9/2013, 4:13 pm

Those look better than any pumpkin you would buy at a stand.  Zack has to be one proud young man!Very Happy
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Re: Zach and the great pumpkin mystery

Post  llama momma on 8/9/2013, 5:40 pm

That's terrific!  He's got bragging rights to early pumpkins.  If he wants to preserve those babies for Halloween there are google topics related to preserving pumpkins.  I seem to recall you can save them for about 2-3 months. I don't remember specifics but I know the info is out there. I even put up a link somewhere on this forum but have idea where it is, sorry.   Good luck!  Second thought aren't gourds shellacked?  Wonder if pumpkins would work too...
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Re: Zach and the great pumpkin mystery

Post  plantoid on 8/9/2013, 5:46 pm

Not sure about pumpkins but big marrows ( store marrows ) can be stored in a cool dry slightly lit place  like a garage or cellar with a window  for several months just sitting on the shelf on some thick corrugated cardboard to ease the pressure on the underside .
Perhaps treat them the same ???

Last year our final late August harvested ripe  marrows  lasted till we ate the last one in mid January
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