why are my pumpkin leaves yellow?

georgiapoolloverJuly 17, 2007

My pumpkin leaves are yellowing. Its all the leaves, not spots on the leaves. I have 3 pumpkins growing currently. 1 is quite large and the other 2 smaller. I am also losing any new female flowers that are growing. They fall off. Help!!!!

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tanoota(4 bordering on 3)

I just read somewhere else on this site that this is all normal as the energy is going towards the gourds now.
All of my leaves near the flowers or gourds are still nice and green, but at the center, or where the seed was originally planted, it all looks yellow, brown and dying.

But everything else looks vital.

My Turk's Turban are looking so cute I can't stand it!!

I have to go check out the other forums to see how to preserve these dollies.....

    Bookmark   December 2, 0002 at 12:07AM
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tanoota(4 bordering on 3)

I just read somewhere else on this site that this is all normal as the energy is going towards the gourds now.
All of my leaves near the flowers or gourds are still nice and green, but at the center, or where the seed was originally planted, it all looks yellow, brown and dying.

But everything else looks vital.

My Turk's Turban are looking so cute I can't stand it!!

I have to go check out the other forums to see how to preserve these dollies.....

    Bookmark   December 2, 0002 at 12:07AM
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tanoota(4 bordering on 3)

I just read somewhere else on this site that this is all normal as the energy is going towards the gourds now.
All of my leaves near the flowers or gourds are still nice and green, but at the center, or where the seed was originally planted, it all looks yellow, brown and dying.

But everything else looks vital.

My Turk's Turban are looking so cute I can't stand it!!

I have to go check out the other forums to see how to preserve these dollies.....

    Bookmark   December 2, 0002 at 12:07AM
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linnyhb

I'm experiencing this too. My plants have a few pumpkins each that are just starting to turn orange. I looked outside yesterday and noticed that all the plants are starting to yellow. They get watered when they seem to need it which has been every other day or every 3rd day lately. I've been sick so I can't get out to actually look closely at the plants but when I was out last I didn't see any sign of squash borers or any other pests other than leafhoppers which are plaguing my garden this year. Any suggestions? Also my acorn squash look like they are starting to yellow too.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2007 at 6:43PM
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bterrier121(Zone 6)

to tell you the truth, i am having this problem too. im thinking a lot of other people are too, just look at some of the board topics. im thinking its either over watering, or its just natural. but im not sure----its my first year growing jack-o lantern pumpkins sorry this isn't much help to you.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 11:06PM
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bluensilver

My pumpkins are experiencing some yellowing, too. So are my Turk's Turban squash. I am not sure why. It has been fairly dry here and I have had to water...I don't think it's too much water...although we got a lot of rain a while back, when everything flooded. No signs of squash borers, but I do have squash bugs. I wonder if that is it?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 3:22PM
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egnilk66(9 - Southern California)

Mine are yellowing....and some dry spots are showing up. HELP!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 10:13PM
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weirdtrev

How big are the plants? Can you post a picture? What have you done to fertilize the plants?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 11:04PM
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cyrus_gardner(8)

Have you been getting a lot of rain, overcast cloudy days, cooler nights?
If yes, then your pum/squas are fine. Let them dry up. Do not water them. After seein some sun they will get darker green.

The fruits are falling off ? Hummm!!
Again, too much rain >>> no bees >>> no pollination >>> no fruits.
If You want cucurbita fruits, you have to play bees sometimes. Roll up youe sleeves and pollinate them yourself.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2009 at 3:26AM
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