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How to store pumpkins for several months?

I have a Howden pumpkin maturing in the greenhouse... however, I would like to try and keep it for Halloween (for carving). Is it possible to store a pumpkin for this long? I have tried looking it up, but am finding a lot of websites are American and I live in England, it will not store outside well due to the climate difference.

   Anyone know how to store pumpkins for 3 months?


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    It won't be ready for picking for a couple of months yet (I usually pick early September),

    when its ready sever the stalk with about a foot of length attached to the pumpkin and put it somewhere sunny and warm (a greenhouse is great) for a week or so until the stalk goes hard then move it somewhere cool and dark and it should store well into next year if you want it too.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I've not grown sufficient to need to store for long but agree with tree hugger. 

    Another plot holder needs a wheelbarrow to take her pumpkins home, one at a time and stores them under her daughter's bed whilst she's away at uni..image... apparently they store for months if kept in a cool dark place.

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