- Jan 4, 2013
So wife and I were discussing how to tell when home grown pumpkin is ready ( farm girl, city boy). Grown them a few times but this year they are still green. Anyways looked up on internet and found the following at sfgate.com
- Some pumpkins may be too heavy to lift up for evaluation. In these cases, you can carefully tilt them from side to side to determine color. Checking for a hollow sound can be done on the ground, as well, but you will need to kneel down so that you can hear the sound produced when you tap the surface.
- Do not try to lift the pumpkin if it is particularly heavy; you can easily injure yourself or nearby people. If necessary, use a small dolly to lift the pumpkin for evaluation.