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my pumpkins are taking over my garden! will they die if i cut the leaves back?

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juicychops Fri 14-Aug-09 15:35:37

there are lots of yellow flowers and millions of leaves but cant actually see any pumpkin below! will they die if i cut the leaves back? they are quite literally expanding across my garden

juicychops Sun 16-Aug-09 16:50:15


i cant cut the leaves back upntil someone has given me permission to do so!!

Fibonacci Mon 17-Aug-09 19:59:02

Not an expert but i have pinched out the growing shoot on mine to stop them taking over the garden.

purplepeony Wed 19-Aug-09 13:27:17

not sure but I have the same problem with my butternut squash in a raised bed- have reduced foliage by about 25%.

missingtheaction Fri 21-Aug-09 11:29:13

cut back the whole long tendril, leaves and all. I chop off loads. More will grow. Most pumpkins will happily grow upwards if you point htem up a hedge/tree

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