How to pick pumpkins

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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Harvest your pumpkins in October, before the weather gets too cold. In this video clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don demonstrates how to cut the stem to ensure the pumpkins store well, then explains what to do to harden off the skin before storage. He also offers tips on how long they’ll keep, plus his favourite ways to cook pumpkins.

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