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are my pumpking plants supposed to do this?

Posted by jakskrilla missouri (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 21, 11 at 22:58

i have 3 pumpkin plants growing, they're about 5 weeks old.....i water them everyday and it's rained 4 out of the last 8 days....so getting water is not a big deal....the plants are green except the bottom leaves are turning yellow like they are dieing or something...only the bottom ones though..everything else looks really healthy....should i be concerned or is this normal


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RE: are my pumpking plants supposed to do this?

It's normal for the 'seed leaves' or cotyledons to die off once they've been spent. If the true leaves start yellowing there would be a reason for concern.


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RE: are my pumpking plants supposed to do this?

Thank u...I believe that is what it is...I appreciate the response.....the guy at the nursery shop yesterday said it was cause they're getting to much water, I read on the Internet to make sure they get plenty of water and sun....there's only a few trees in our subdivision and we don't have one..I water em everyday for like 5 min and that's it..any truth to what he said that u know of?


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RE: are my pumpking plants supposed to do this?

If your soil drains well you shouldn't have any problems. Too much water in poorly draining soil can rot roots and leaves will start yellowing as the plant dies. If the plant looks healthy and just the cotyledons drop, that's normal. Also, older bottoms leaves will die off as the plant matures and that's normal too. If new young leaves start to yellow, I would look at too much water or not enough nutrients...or both. HTH


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RE: are my pumpking plants supposed to do this?

Ok...thanx....looks like I got nothing to worry about then...its maturing and the new leaves are very green and healthy looking...so looks like I'm ok then


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