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VegplotmummyVegplotmummy East MidlandsPosts: 96
Hi all, I've grown some pumkin plants and they are doing well. I've got at least 3 pumkin on each plant. What I want to know is can i cut the vine, to stop it spreading anymore? I've got enough pumpkins now but I don't want to kill the plants off. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,502
    I would 'stop' the vine at three leaves beyond the last fruit that you want to keep.  
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  • VegplotmummyVegplotmummy East MidlandsPosts: 96
    I would 'stop' the vine at three leaves beyond the last fruit that you want to keep.  
    Thanks Dove 👍
  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730
    Good advice. And, if you've been fertilising the plants, make sure the fertiliser isn't high in nitrogen. Find one high in potassium (the K in NPK) to help the pumpkins develop.
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