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What is killing my pumpkins??

Posted by trh701 z4sd (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 2, 06 at 11:48

Help!! What killed my pumpkin?? My plants were fine and then three days later I went to the garden (is in a community garden) and the leaves had turned yellow and then brown and was all wilted. I could tell it wasn't going to live. Then a few days later another pumpkin plants' leaves are turning yellow and are wilting.

We have had extremely hot temps for almost a week but I have watered them well. I also use soaker hoses so water rarely gets on the leaves. I have been very faithful in spraying for bugs (Tempo II) and have not seen any of the usual culprits. When I planted them at the end of May I sprinkled a three-month all purpose fertilizer in each hole and have sprayed the leaves with kelp spray a few times.

I am pretty sure it is a virus-type of problem but which one? Anything I can do to keep it from spreading to the others? Will I be able to use this same plot next year?

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to photo in Garden Clinic Forum

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RE: What is killing my pumpkins??

Have you noticed any squash bugs or any of their eggs on the leaves? Squash bugs the the first things I look for when the leaves start to wilt.

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