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I have a pumpkin that is growing very fast but has taken root near the pumpkin with no slack. Should I pull up the roots or cut them off. Had another pumpkin on the vine but it has not grown in a week. Should I cull it?

7/12/2020 10:27:24 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Yes and yes....slack is important

7/12/2020 10:33:24 PM

Big T Hoff

Hadley Ny

Some guys cut them off and some guys pull them up. I pull mine up gently as the pumpkin grows. I've had roots extend a 1 1/2' down from right under the kin still feeding the kin until season end. Will also pull gently on a couple of the nodes behind it. This way they are still feeding the kin. I have also cut them off which makes life much easier. Yes cull the other.

7/13/2020 4:01:41 AM


Westmoreland, KS

yep they right...do you have any pictures??

7/13/2020 10:05:01 AM



Thanks for your responses! Very much appreciate it!

7/13/2020 10:21:05 PM

Suburban Gardener

Western Washington

Lack of slack can lead to tilted pumpkins. Much luck Terry!

7/14/2020 12:31:25 AM

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