Good enough to eat
●● HARVESTING pumpkins THESE orange beauties are showstopping giants, along with winter squashes, so it’s important not to cut them off in their prime.
Wait as long as you can before you cut them, as the longer you leave them, the more they will ripen and the better they will store.
However, beware that a harsh frost will ruin your crop so stay abreast of weather predictions.
They should be cut with around 2.5cm of stem, wiped and left outside so the skins dry in the sun.
Store them in a covered porch or cool room indoors.