EARLY pumpkin

The jackolantern pumpkin we grew got ripe late in July.  How long can I leave it on the vine before it just rots right there in the garden?  The stem is still quite green as is the vine attached…

 

EARLY pumpkin!

EARLY pumpkin!

We don’t plan on eating this (maybe the seeds) so if we could get it to last until at least September (fall decoration!) that would be great.  Anybody with experience care to enlighten me?  It’s several inches larger than a basketball, so putting it in a refrigerator is out of the question.

About these ads

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Robin on August 4, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    You should be able to leave it until the stem is dry and woody.

    Reply

  2. Very cool. WIll you have one for Halloween too?

    Reply

  3. Robin: Thank you!
    Cinturon: That’s up to the vine! So far not so much as a little yellow starter gourd. I think there might be time.

    Reply

  4. Posted by Shae on August 5, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hopefully, you can make it last somehow till Halloween. ^^

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: