Pumpkins not setting fruit. Need help
My son and I have been trying about 4 years to grow pumpkins and so far we've only been able to grow the jack-be-little pumpkins and everything else blooms great and then where the flower and stem meets it shrivels up.
We live in central IL close to springfield. We planted this year on may 8th since it was so warm by then already.
We watered often and would let the sprinkler run for 2-3 hours and the very next day the leaves would start to wilt. We had so much heat and not alot of rain this year.
We even had lots of watermelons but they all cracked and never got any bigger than a softball.
We are really hoping to get some pointers seed suggestions that a divorced mom can afford. lol I really want to grow a great big one.
we planted big max and can't find the seed packet for the other kind but it was just jack-o-lantern size frm probably walmart.
Thanks so much!