pumpkin vine pruning
in the past my pumpkin vines outgrow their patch. can I clip the growing tip on the vine to keep them inside their modest but sufficiently sized patch. My concern is with the nature of their vine when clip it a huge opening will be created for unwanted microbes and parasites. my garden has been 100% living soil organic for 3 years. Thanks for your help.
Baltimore County Maryland
Yes, you can prune pumpkin vines. They will heal over just as other plants do when pruned by people, wildlife or natural events.
We have a ton of information on vegetable gardening that you can search on our website. (Congrats on the organic soil!)
Here is a page on pumpkins: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/giant-pumpkins