When to harvest pumpkins?

Asked September 24, 2017, 6:09 PM EDT

Hi! It's been so warm this past week. I have many pumpkins in my garden. All the leaves are dead but the pumpkins are still attached to the vines. When should I harvest my pumpkins? Is it ok to leave them out in the hot sun or should I harvest them now & keep them in a cool spot until I am ready to display them? I won't be eating any of them. Thanks!

Michigan fruits and vegetables

1 Response

Hi. If your pumpkins are ripe you may want to consider moving them to a shady, cooler spot. This is such an unexpected problem for us in MI - I think my cherry tomatoes are REALLY sun dried!