Pumpkin leaves are large, lobed leaves that grow on hollow stems. They are roundish in shape, and often have serrated edges. They feature three or more veins. They are typically dark green in color, but may be light or grey-green, depending on the variety. They are often fuzzy in texture, and the small hairs may feel prickly in texture. Their flavor is a mix of green beans, asparagus, broccoli and spinach. When cooked, they are soft and taste like boiled spinach and turnip greens.
Leaves: Start picking pumpkin leaves as early as 3-4 weeks after the plant germinates.
Harvest leaves that are still tender and near the tip of the plant.
Remember to leave at least 3 leaves and a bud for re-growth.