loriandmatt
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new to pumpkin growing - when do i harvest?

this is our first year growing pumpkins and we have a few plants that took off early and already (mid Aug) have 2-4 bright orange pumpkins on them. (they started turning in late july and by now are full orange top and bottom. ) the plants have all started producing new fruit and i am wondering if i should harvest the orange ones to give the new ones more plant energy. however, if i pick those orange ones this early will they still be around come Oct/Nov whenwe will want them around for fall decoration?

Trentt
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You can pick the orange ones any time you like. If you keep them in a dry, shady spot they'll keep for months.

loriandmatt
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AWESOME! thank you so much!

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