Can you move a pumpkin plant once it is established?

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nilsatis1964

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I have 3 pumpkins which are taking over the bed I put them in and I have space left by shallots and 1st earlies.  Can I move a plant which has started to set fruit and has sent out lots of runners?
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Re: Can you move a pumpkin plant once it is established?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010, 18:27 »
I'd say no.

And no again.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Can you move a pumpkin plant once it is established?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 18:47 »
errr....that about sums up my thoughts as well  :D

If you move it you run the risk of the fruits dying, and no more coming and if it really gets a strop on.........the whole thing will die anyway :ohmy:
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Re: Can you move a pumpkin plant once it is established?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 22:24 »
Thanks guessed that would be the case.  It looks like planning is the answer.

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Re: Can you move a pumpkin plant once it is established?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 00:56 »
i'd agree they wont transplant. As for next year try planting them by sweetcorn and let them grow under them. Works for me :)

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Re: Can you move a pumpkin plant once it is established?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 06:40 »
It looks like planning is the answer.

It always is!



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