Yellow Pumpkin Leaves

sneed(7)July 18, 2012

Many of my Pumpkin leaves turn yellow and die. I'm in Long Island and soak them every 2-3 days. And after 2 months the plants aren't very big.

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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

What variety of pumpkin is this? Those leaves don't look like pumpkin leaves...

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 10:37AM
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weirdtrev

Looks like pumpkin leaves to me. Also looks like a malnourished plant. Are you fertilizing? You can just get any vegetable fertilizer and follow the directions on the package

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 11:24AM
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sneed(7)

A dumped some composted manure on top of the ground 1 month after planting (it was an afterthought). I also add some Fox Farm Big Bloom every 3 weeks.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 11:27AM
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lizbeth_pa

Might just need more watering, as pumpkins need a lot of water! Someone already mentioned it could be malnourished! Just google to see what kind of plant food is best for pumpkins. I try to grow some every now and then and it always seems like they grow ok for a while, then end up rotting out on me! I may try something different w/ pumpkins if I try them in the future. I would love to grow some nice, biggies! I am growing mini pumpkins this yr. I need to give them some sort of plant food, myself!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 12:18PM
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steven1032

looks to me like drought stress and iron deficiency.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 3:41PM
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socks

It's getting full sun, right?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 4:44PM
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howelbama(7 NJ)

I second the above question, how much sun are they getting? Could be a ph issue with your soil too... How close to the water are you, being on long island? The salt spray from the ocean can make gardening a challenge...

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 6:40PM
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sneed(7)

Direct sunlight for 7 hours a day. Not near any shores.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 7:26AM
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