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I have a volunteer pumpkin coming up in a pot.  That's what you get with composting I guess.  I have read these plants do not transplant well.  It won't survive in this small pot.  I really don't have any room in any veggie gardens.  Any advice on moving this plant to hopefully get some fruit this fall?  I have no experience with pumpkins and live in Ohio.
 
                      
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It depends on how big the plant is in relation to the pot. Transplant as soon as possible. If it is root-bound, it may not transplant as well as it would have earlier.  I transplanted a pumpkin plant earlier in the year (we had a real late frost), and it is doing better than I could have imagined.
 
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Do you happen to have a semi-finished compost heap sitting around? Ultimate pumpkin habitat...
I'd stand the pot in water overnight to make sure it's saturated, then invert, trying take a pot-shaped pumpkin root-ball and plant in prepared hole.
But this late in the season and if there's nowhere to plant it, I'd probably just throw it on the compost
 
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