Vertical splits in vine
Hallo Pumpkin People (& squash people),
I found this vertical split in one of my main pumpkin vines as well as other vertical lines on other vines that haven't split but look as though they will.
I immediately feared vine borers but there isn't any frass. I got some help over on pest forum, and I believe the cause are the periods of excessive rain we've had.
I did some reading and found that growers of giant pumpkins will repair split vines with twist ties or floral tape. Other folks just bury the split vine.
Does anybody have any experience with this problem? Any advice much much appreciated!! :D