How to pick pumpkins

Not only do pumpkins taste good, but they make spooky Halloween decorations too – Monty Don reveals some important tips on pumpkin picking in this video.

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In October, before the weather gets too cold and soggy, you should spend some time pumpkin picking so they don't go mouldy. In this video clip from Gardeners' World, Monty Don demonstrates how to cut the stem to ensure they store well, then what to do to harden off the skin before storage. He also offers tips on how long they'll keep, and delicious ways to cook pumpkins.

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