Pumpkin is dying! HELP!!

SlowbroJune 15, 2013

I have been growing pumpkins in pots for the first time and have 5 plants that are a couple of months old. In the last couple of weeks I have noticed that the bottom leaves of 4 of them have been drying out and dying back. What is happening and should I be worried for the rest of the plant? What should I do?

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ccabal(7)

Can you post some pics? Maybe too little or too much water?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 12:37PM
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Slowbro

Here are some pics

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 4:33AM
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Slowbro

And another

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 4:34AM
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Slowbro

Number 3

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 4:36AM
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Slowbro

And finally.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 4:38AM
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ccabal(7)

I think a trick with planting in pots is that the plants may be either too wet or too dry. Especially when the plants get big, they take up a lot of water and can dry out the pot really quickly. Have you been fertilizing? Maybe its fertilizer burn?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 4:50PM
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Slowbro

Applied a liquid feed a couple of weeks ago.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 6:05PM
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weirdtrev

Are those plants going in the ground soon? I am more concerned that the leaves of your plants appear to be bigger than the pots. I also think it is a result of salt accumulation in the leaves. The problems will only worsen if you leave the plants in those tiny containers.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2013 at 11:25AM
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