Picking the flowers
Someone told me to pick some of the flowers, because too many would make too many pumpkins and the plant wouldn't have the strength to grow them all. I have a beautiful pumpkin plant in a large flower pot. She's very happy and have leaves the size of elephant ears. She's making lots of flowers. Should I pinch some off? Thank Teari
Denver County Colorado
I've not heard that. Perhaps pumpkin growers aiming to win a 'largest pumpkin' contest try to concentrate the plant's energy into only one or a few fruits. Most of us are happy to have as many pumpkins as possible!