Good Organic Gardening

Things to do in APRIL

COOL & TEMPERATE

VEGIES

Top of the list for April is harvesting pumpkins. Pumpkins are ready to pick when they are large, sound drummy when rapped with the knuckle and the vine is dying back. In cold zones, early frosts kill off the vine to reveal the large pumpkins, which were hidden beneath foliage. Where the vine is still rampant, tread carefully with an eye out for snakes!

Pumpkins store well if picked with a piece of stem attached. Check each pumpkin carefully for damage such as cuts or bruises as these lead to rot

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