These have been ready for about a month. The larger orange ones are 16" or so across. There was a 3rd large orange one, but it rotted on the vine. I think that they do that unless you cut them off. Then they seem to last forever.


  1. Awesome! I started pumpkins this year, but pulled them out during a July remodel. There's always next year...

    Did the pumpkin leaves get mildewed? Do you even have mildew in LA?

  2. The leaves got horribly mildewed on my pumpkin plants. So much so that I was reluctant to compost them.

    I hear that baking soda applied in a water wash or mist reduces the mildew, but I haven't tried it.