Should we prune our pumpkin plant vines?

Asked July 21, 2020, 12:12 PM EDT

We have a couple of pumpkin plants that each have many small fruits about the size of golf balls or slightly larger, and they are still producing lots of blossoms. Is it necessary to prune the vines, or can we keep them unpruned and get many smaller pumpkins? Also, should we be adding fertilizer or compost to help them along?

Lake County Montana

1 Response

I would not prune the vine most only make 2-4 fruits per vine more vegetative growth will help the vine photosynthesize and produce more food. fertilize only if you did not give them enough this spring.