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I am never growing pumpkins again!

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 13-Aug-09 11:21:29

I had no idea they took up so much space shock When we got back from hols our plant had taken over the entire veggie patch and was making a break for two neighbours gardens.

I've pruned it back vigorously but I swear over night it has visibly grown again. It is now 9 meters long and is making a break sideways across the lawn and trying to strangle an apple tree.

I'm a bit scared that one day we will wake up and find we can't get out of our house!

Uriel Thu 13-Aug-09 11:22:57

Wait till Halloween - it'll be peering in your windows! wink

OrmIrian Thu 13-Aug-09 11:25:01

And be aware that if it's been growing over any lawn that will be buggered too! We still have brown patches from a squash plant that tried to take over the world a few years ago.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 13-Aug-09 11:25:12

oooooo, don't!!! I only have recently got over a pumpkin phobia first started by a scary 'Words and Pictures' episode that iirc had a scary man with a pumpkin head.

Thats it, I'm going out with an axe. Its me versus the pumpkin.

babyicebean Sat 15-Aug-09 17:01:32

Must be something in the air we have a courgette plant that seems to have world domination plans.

Hopefully Sat 15-Aug-09 19:36:32

My pumpkin is trailing beautifully along the length of one wall. It is enormous and very pretty and nice, but showing not the least sign of producing a pumpkin, the little bugger.

PlumBumMum Sat 15-Aug-09 19:38:40

Something nibbled on mine last yearsad, so I never bothered this year

VulpusinaWilfsuit Sat 15-Aug-09 19:57:27

I believe it is possible to train the shoots into a spiral to take up less room but we've never tried it with ours.

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