Harvesting PumpkinsThis time of the year, (September to October) pumpkins are the crop that people begin to look at and purchase.

In addition pumpkin patches are opening up this week, (example: Vala’s Pumpkin – Gretna, NE and will continue to be open till the end of October. Is it too early to harvest a pumpkin? What should you look for when you select any pumpkin for purchase.

Check out this video made by the “Wisconsin Vegetable Grower” and learn what to look for with respect to knowing when the pumpkin is ready for harvest. Second, listen for the tips in properly harvesting the pumpkin to insure it stays fresh for weeks.

What other steps would you add with respect to harvesting pumpkins?

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