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Yellow Pumpkin Leaves

Posted by sneed none (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 8:16

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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RE: Yellow Pumpkin Leaves

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


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RE: Yellow Pumpkin Leaves

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


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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.


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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!


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looks to me like drought stress and iron deficiency.


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It's getting full sun, right?


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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...


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


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