1st time growing pumpkins please read...
Well last year we didn't expect pumpkins but 1 grew from the previous years Halloween pumpkin. Now I'm all about the pumpkin growing!
I currently have 1 pumpkin plant grown at a fast rate of speed. Only down fall all this rain we have been having the past few weeks. So small white spots are showing on the leaves. Not sure how to fix this...I'm thinking this is mildew from what I have read.
I also think my pumpkin plant is growing weird. Usually plants grow one way. It seems that this plant is almost like a "TWIN" in one plant. The reason behind this is one of my male flowers actually had two flowers on it. It looked as conjoined twins 1 stem...2 flowers. (RARE?)Has anyone seen something like this before?? I will try to include a pic in this message not sure if I can. First time posting here. (copy & paste into web browser)
The second part is it is growing both ways down my garden. I have never seen any plant grow this way. Usually they just grow in one direction. Both sides are growing at the same rate and I already see pumpkins on both sides!! One did fall off as it did not get pollinated (due to rain) but the 2nd one I made sure I hand polinated it. So I am hoping it took. It seems to be getting slightly larger and no signs of yellowing.
I hope my pumpkin is here to stay & I hope many more are to come. I want to make sure I can get a few pumpkins from this plant before pinching it so it can focus on growing the ones it has on it. When should I pinch the plant? It's still early in the season so I don't want to pinch it too soon just incase some mommy's don't make it.
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