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When should I harvest my pumpkins?

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When should I harvest my pumpkins?
Anytime before the first hard frost. A variety called hard-shelled maximas can handle light frost, but all others should be harvested before the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. As harvest time approaches, pinch out plant leaders and flowers, and remove small green pumpkins that have no chance of ripening. This will help the remaining pumpkins along.