How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins

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In this video, learn how to grow pumpkins—as well as when and how to cure and store your home-grown pumpkin plants. We’ll also give you tips on how to protect pumpkins from pests and how to grow the “big one” next year!

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I liked the video, very

I liked the video, very informative, does this also apply to the Buternut squash

Curing and Storing Squash

Yes, definitely, these tips apply to Butternut Squash.  They’re so closely related that the care is pretty much identical.

ty,this was the first year my

ty,this was the first year my sister and i planted pumkins,and we have one that weights about 100lbs the steam where you cut it is creaking what should we do

growing giant pumpkin

Wow!! What color are the leaves that are attached to the stem that is creaking? Most pumpkins, when nearly ready have leaves that look really tatty and ones which start to die back. If this is the case and the pumpkin is turning orange all over I wouldn’t worry too much. Try to give it a tap and see if it sounds hollow, if it does that is another way of seeing if it is ready. If, however, it is still growing bigger and the leaves are still green and vibrant then you could try binding the stem together with something strong like duct tape to keep the moisture in and to strengthen it. I have done this with plum tree branches that are groaning and splitting under the weight of fruit and as a temporary measure it lasts quite well.  Even if it is not quite ready it should come to no harm as long as it is cured correctly.

This is a straight forward,

This is a straight forward, easy to follow video. Thank you so much for making it. Very helpful!

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