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by njoynit on May 05, 2005 06:11 PM
I'm doing a 3 sisters thang peas/greenbeans/squash.I grew my pumkins there to so could grow to shade ground area like the melons do.also have some red runner of my 5 pumpkinvines is climbed 2 ft up.I did try to "work it out" but it kinda formed a branching fork and half went left...half went right.the right one(dependings where standing) I'm trying to at least train it to grow back down to ground level.they will be 5-8 lb pumpkins.Can I tie them in slings when needed?can it be done? the other 3 are growing across ground& the other is leggy but who knows may take off any day now.I'm sowing some jack-o-lantern ones today& will be 110 day growers.these others are 90 days& were started April 4th.

Peas have been blooming 2 weeks,the white bloomers i think are snap peas?(looks like a snow pea kinda)and finally got a bloom on pumpkin so would know which was pumpkin which was watermelon& 1st squash bloomer or maybe it its a cuke.i did add 8 cukes at one end of the sisters thang& zuccs at the other end.

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by Longy on May 05, 2005 08:19 PM
Hey Joy,
you can use old panty hose to sling pumpkins. Works a treat. Then in the winter you can use them for armed robberies. Reuse, recycle right [Wink]
by 4Ruddy on May 05, 2005 09:23 PM
Then in the winter you can use them for armed robberies. Reuse, recycle right
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by glumyeeyore26 on September 10, 2005 07:21 AM
I have read on one web site that you can train pumpkin vines to climb where ever you want them to all you have to do is put something like a shelf type thing for them to crawl on top of before the little curls start to grab everything in site. Since it was may you had this issue you probably already figured something out. For future pumkins you can keep this in mind and maybe you know someone who is crafty with wood and can help you creat a shelf in your garden. The site I read had said have seen them growing on roofs. I can only imagin that and get a big laugh there.

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