richardleehollings Posts: 5
in Fruit & veg
When’s the best time to cut the pumpkin from the vines. The leaves have all gone brown and crusty. The vines are yellowing. The pumpkins are hard and orange. We want the for Halloween rather than food.
When you do cut it leave the stalk on two or three inches.
If you live in the south you can delay the cutting and just keep watering the plant until mid October it will still grow then cut it leave in a cool light airy place and it will be ready for Halloween.
I always leave mine till October then cut ready for the autumn show at the end of October.