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What to do with my dd's pumpkins?

my dd is in kindergarten, in class they put some pumpkin seeds in baggies and yesterday, she brings home a sprouted pumpkin plant. it is too cold now to plant it outside, plus we've never had pumpkins before...how should i care for this thing?!? could it live inside until it's warm enough to plant? should i leave it in the bag, move it to a pot?! i don't know what to do with it!

 
nickellmomof2

Asked by nickellmomof2 at 2:36 PM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Its not going to last inside,its a horizontal grower. just humor her and put it in a small pot. Eventually it will wither.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:49 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Oh, if you were to plant it in a big enough pot, indoors, it probablly won't produce any fruit (pumpkins) - because the short daylight hours are not signaling the pumpkin to produce fruit, and because you don't have any bees to do the pollenation for you.

    If you keep it alive indoors until it is spring and you can plant it outside, I am not sure it will be able to make fruits then, but you could try. It seems like alot of work to go through all winter though.
    .science.mom.

    Answer by .science.mom. at 2:50 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Pull it. Horse love the pumpkins if you have extra.
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 3:57 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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