My pumpkin patch is being destroyed, similarly to my cucumbers. The leaves turned yellow and wilted, and now very few green leaves remain, and my pumpkins seem to be doomed.
I have seem cucumber beetles on my cucumbers and watermelons, and my assumption is that they're eating the roots. Is there anything I can do about the larve eating the roots in order to hopefully save my remaining plants? Hopefully I can get the pumpkin to put down more roots by covering the vine in more places.
I am going to try clove oil with red dye #28 to try to kill off the adults, but that won't help what remains of my roots now.