What can I do about pumpkin vines?
This is my second year planting pumpkins. Last year was fantastic! I only planted 3 seeds and ended up with 9 pumpkins! This year I had more room so I planted 6 on July 4th. But now I have one that is around 7-8 feet long and the others are maybe 2-3.
I noticed some of the leaves looked as if they were being nibbled on, but since they were nibbled on when little from grasshoppers I figured they were ok because it didnt look new. A couple days later I notice one vine looking a bit yellow, and now I'm fineing holes not only in that one vine but almost all! It's right at the root and there seems to be orange/yellow gunk surrounding it. As if a bug went inside and was making it hallow.
I never had these issues last year, and not sure what to do now. I only have 2 pumpkins growing and they are the size of my thumb on the longest vine furthest away from my pumpkin patch. What did I do wrong? WHat can I do to fix this?!?