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deadlights86
Hi I'm new. :) Quick question about growing pumpkins.
October 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Hi I'm Emily I have 3 boys and a husband. We started our garden a bit late and the kids decided to grow pumpkins. They are growing wonderfuly but they are yellow. Will they turn orange at all? The biggest is the size of a basketball and the other isn't much smaller. They sound very hallow when tapped on I just hope they are ready for halloween.

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  • duets
    by duets
    October 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Welcome!! I like your dancing robot, cute.

    If you click on blue bar above...."other forums", there is a specific "autumn/fall gardening section, that may be of interest.

    Here's a link addressing pumpkins:

    http://www.cafemom.com/group/41419/forums/read/16930435/_Growing_Pumkins_link

  • deadlights86
    October 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM
    Thank you there was alot of information there but didn't really give me an answer. I've tried to google my question but haven't found any answers that way either.

    Quoting duets:

    Welcome!! I like your dancing robot, cute.


    If you click on blue bar above...."other forums", there is a specific "autumn/fall gardening section, that may be of interest.


    Here's a link addressing pumpkins:


    http://www.cafemom.com/group/41419/forums/read/16930435/_Growing_Pumkins_link

  • michiganmom116
    October 2, 2012 at 3:34 PM
    Pumpkins are green until they turn orange...they're never yellow unless they are a squash. Do you know what variety they are?
  • deadlights86
    October 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM
    Its supposed to be a giant pumpkin. My kids got a veggi tales pumpkin kit. And from the info I've read a mixta pumpkin starts yellow and then turns orange.

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    Pumpkins are green until they turn orange...they're never yellow unless they are a squash. Do you know what variety they are?
  • opinionatedmom
    October 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

     when did you plant them. t should have told you growing time.

  • deadlights86
    October 2, 2012 at 9:37 PM
    Early to mid June. Right when the pack said to start them.

    Quoting opinionatedmom:

     when did you plant them. t should have told you growing time.

  • opinionatedmom
    October 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM

     growing time is 100 to 120 days they should be about ready. check this site out.

    http://www.pumpkinnook.com/growing.htm

     

     

    Quoting deadlights86:

    Early to mid June. Right when the pack said to start them.

    Quoting opinionatedmom:

     when did you plant them. t should have told you growing time.

     

  • deadlights86
    October 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM
    Thank you that was helpful. I started about a month late according to that site and giant pumpkins start yellow apparently.

    Quoting opinionatedmom:

     growing time is 100 to 120 days they should be about ready. check this site out.


    http://www.pumpkinnook.com/growing.htm


     


     


    Quoting deadlights86:

    Early to mid June. Right when the pack said to start them.


    Quoting opinionatedmom:


     when did you plant them. t should have told you growing time.


     

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