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Should I remove dead/dying leaves from pumpkin plants?

Pumpkin    MD

My plants are doing well and look healthy, both have fruits which are looking great. My question is, should I be trimming off the dead leaves? I'm not sure if it is better to leave them be or take them away. Which is more likely to encourage diseases?

Asked by: Mel (2 points)   Posted:July 6, 2013

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Pumpkin with clear jelly worms
Clear jelly appearing on my baby pumpkins....

Pumpkin    None Given

So, I started seeing these "clumps" of clear-jelly on the baby pumpkins, and when I took my hand and wiped it off of my baby pumpkins, there were these baby worms crawling out of it. One of these worms actually made a small hole in one of my pumpkins (the hole was like a pin-hole). So, what can I...

Asked by: JR (1 point)   Posted:February 27, 2017

1 answer    384 views

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Why are my pumpkin plants wilting and dying?

Pumpkin    Florianópolis, Brazil

I have a small garden at my house and I grew pumpkins in my garden for several years without problems, but this year the plant are wilting and not happy. I have have been careful with watering them and this has never happened before. This is a disease? I also want to build a fence for plants to...

Asked by: Teresa (1 point)   Posted:January 30, 2013

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White patch on my Pumpkin skin
Giant(ish) Pumpkin with white patch

Pumpkin    None Given

Growing in Epsom, South East of UK. It was planted out a bit late, but has made good progress and is about 45 inches around. It was grown from good seed. I only water at the base of the plant. I have kept it under a black piece of fleece to try to protect it from sun and cold. The weather...

Asked by: Paul (1 point)   Posted:September 13, 2016

2 answers    618 views

Pumpkin leaf symptoms

Pumpkin    Australia

Hi we have some Australian breed grey pumpkins showing an abnormal leaf pattern btw the cells. No yellowing is evident like common nutrient or disease issues. Has anyone ever seen a similar issue?

Asked by: Jason (2 points)   Posted:February 26, 2016

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How much seed do I need to grow half acre of butternut?

Pumpkin    None Given

Question posted on behalf of Sarah Ameso from Kenya. I would like to grow half an acre of butternut pumpkin. Kindly advise on how much seed I will need.

Asked by: deactivated (1 point)   Posted:March 10, 2013

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Pumpkin: Problem from possible stings or rot?

Pumpkin    Wellington, South Africa

I have cut these two young pumpkin off this morning when I noticed the "bad" spots. Any idea what this is caused by and what it is called. I tried googling, but could not find any images that look like this. The pumpkin plants are very healthy and there is no sign of any bugs in the bed. The two...

Asked by: Chris (2 points)   Posted:December 23, 2016

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A mottled pumpkin next to a normal pumpkin
What is the cause of the mottling on this not quite ripe butternut pumpkin?

Pumpkin    None Given

This mottling appeared late in the pumpkins life. It is a curious mottling - golden brown with circular scrolling. The pumpkin itself feels quite firm. There is no softening. It's not quite ripe. What is the cause of the mottling and what can I do to ripen the pumpkin? Thank you.

Asked by: Jack (2 points)   Posted:May 8, 2016

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Squash bug control

Pumpkin    PA

I really need some advice for controlling squash bugs on my pumpkins. They seem to be multiplying very quickly and i don't want to have to use any nasty chemicals on them. What can I do to prevent major damage to my crop?

Asked by: Michelle Hay (1 point)   Posted:June 5, 2013

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Trimming back pumpkin flowers

Pumpkin    PA

I am growing pumpkin for the first time and I read a post on another gardening site about trimming the male flowers back when they appear in order to get the plant to produce male and females? Did I get this right? Is that something I should do? There seems to be so much advice out there and its...

Asked by: Karen Miller (2 points)   Posted:April 15, 2013

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Our pumpkin at approx 54inches around.
potential pumpkin rot

Pumpkin    None Given

Hi, we are growing a giant pumpkin seed with 4 weeks till harvest. Is the fruit likely to rot if it sits on damp soil, are we best to lift it off the ground? Thanking you, Anna - Australia

Asked by: Anna Beamish (1 point)   Posted:April 5, 2016

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Should I prune brown leaves on pumpkin plant?

Pumpkin    None Given

My pumpkin's leaves are dying & turning brown on the growth end but still getting longer with new sprouts & green leaves, should I cut off the bad leaves?

Asked by: Rick Dery (1 point)   Posted:September 21, 2013

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Bumps on leaves
Unidentified bumps on pumpkin leaves

Pumpkin    The Netherlands

I planted some Curbita Maxima seeds in late March this year indoors due to cold weather conditions hoping to be able to make the best of a short growing season (in the Netherlands) but have noticed 1-2 leaves have had a couple of odd looking bumps appearing on the leaves. I initially freaked out,...

Asked by: uc (1 point)   Posted:April 27, 2017

2 answers    408 views

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I am preparing to start pumpkin farming I am a small scale farmer based in the central highlands of Kenya in Gatundu sou

Pumpkin    Gatundu Kenya

I am preparing to start pumpkin farming I am a small scale farmer based in the central highlands of Kenya in Gatundu south Constituency tee zone a small village called Mundoro. The Geographical distance between my village and the Capita city Nairobi is less than an hour’s drive. I sell my farm...

Asked by: Wainaina Mbugua (1 point)   Posted:November 26, 2014

1 answer    1538 views

Why is my pumpkin covered in orange blotches?

Pumpkin    None Given

I have attached a pic. Can someone tell me what is happening and if this is normal.

Asked by: Randy (2 points)   Posted:November 4, 2013

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Silver mottling on my pumpkin leaves.
I'm trying to identify the variety of pumpkin by the leaves.

Pumpkin    None Given

I planted a variety of different pumpkin seeds in my pumpkin patch. I planted a package of mini pumpkins that included white ones, multicolored and orange. I also planted a package of regular Halloween pumpkins. I'm trying to identify a variety of pumpkin by the silver mottling on the leaves.

Asked by: Jenny (1 point)   Posted:July 13, 2017

1 answer    321 views

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rotting baby pumpkins

Pumpkin    nicholson vic

Why are my pumpkins going rotten when they are tennis ball size and falling off

Asked by: kathy (1 point)   Posted:January 30, 2016

1 answer    819 views

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Pumpkin: Problem from possible stings or rot?

Pumpkin    Wellington, South Africa

I have had prolific flowering on my test bed of Flat White Boer pumpkin, but most of the fruit (?) did not develop. It showed signs of stings when still very tiny, turn yellowish, shrivelled and went rotten. I have sprayed for white fly but it did not seem to have an effect. Can anyone advise...

Asked by: Chris (2 points)   Posted:January 12, 2017

1 answer    542 views

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Why no female flowers?

Pumpkin    None Given

I have 4 mini pumpkin vines, they seem healthy, lush green vines with lots of yellow flowers. They have been flowering for over two weeks now, but no female flowers. Is there anything I can do to encourage the plants to produce female flowers, so that I can have pumpkins by the fall?

Asked by: Rosanne (1 point)   Posted:July 7, 2016

1 answer    1184 views

White pumpkin leaves

Pumpkin    UK England Kent

Why are the leaves of my pumpkin plant going white and how to get rid of it organically ?

Asked by: Andrew (3 points)   Posted:July 26, 2014

3 answers    4771 views