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Penryngarden

Penryn CA

Is it possible to grow pumpkins and NOT us insecticides?

6/20/2019 1:01:33 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

Ehhh...in a greenhouse mayyybe...that’s staying on top of an organic rotation....outside you will have huge insect infestations if you didn’t ...you could still achieve a good sized pumpkin ... i could see 1000+ Given the rest goes right ...be all scabby chewed up by the bugs though...guess it depends what you want out of it...

6/20/2019 1:39:30 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

But yer in California...that would be my advice in the northeast...u might be good

6/20/2019 1:40:22 PM

matt-man

Rapid City, SD

if not using pesticides.......you might as well pull the plant out........these things will attacked bugs you have never seen before......and most of thwm will kill the plant in a couple weeks after you see them

6/20/2019 9:46:33 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

My first year growing pumpkins I planted seed direct in the garden. Didn't germinate until July. No insecticide and by Labor Day, cucumber beetles were thick as hair on a dog's back. If you don't use insecticides, it is just a bug's food plot.

6/21/2019 12:33:18 AM

baitman

Central Illinois

you may be able to do it using row cover

6/21/2019 7:33:00 AM

Penryngarden

Penryn CA

Ok. Any recommendations on the best all around pesticide for California?

6/21/2019 11:15:48 AM

Heatstroke

Ca

Newsomcide lol

6/21/2019 2:17:29 PM

Gourdzilla

San Diego, Ca.

Newsomcide LOL...that should be banned! Screws everything up.

If you want to try an organic type of insecticide then a product called Organocide works fairly well. I use Oragnocide and Merit 75WP and have had good results. In California we don't have nearly the bug problems as most do in the rest of the country.

6/22/2019 12:26:34 AM

Penryngarden

Penryn CA

Appreciate everyone's response

6/22/2019 11:43:48 AM

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