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Pueblo, Co

I posted a picture just now in my diary so it will take a little bit to get it uploaded. My plant looks healthy but the new growth from the last few days is light green. Also all of the baby pumpkins have turned brown and are falling off. Theres no yellowing, or wilting, or patterns and i ha e made sure to keep up on the npk, fish, and tea. It gers what the other plants get. Since ive lost all the pumpkins im not hopeful that i will get anything off this one, im just trying to figure it out in case my other plants start doing it. Any help would be appreciated

7/2/2017 10:36:03 AM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Maybe try holding off on the nitrogen. N puts the plant into vegetative growth mode and can make pumpkins abort. I learned that the hard way.

7/2/2017 3:22:54 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Mohawk valley ny

I agree... Let it eat the food you've given it...maybe some Epsom salts to help burp that baby...

7/2/2017 7:02:34 PM


Pueblo, Co

I forgot to mention that the plant had completely stopped growing for 2 days. No vine growth or leaves getting larger. Is that still a nitrogen issue?

7/3/2017 9:41:33 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Not a good sign if the plant stops growing.

7/7/2017 8:55:17 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


I'm a big fan of useing a bloom booster prior to fruit set and once during fruit set I have found it helps me set fruit then my next drench is a heavy cal mag mix also I add fish and kelp and humic topped with some yucca but shhhh don't let anyone know that ....

7/7/2017 10:26:36 AM


Pueblo, Co

Thanks for the feedback. I got scared and pulled it. My other two plants are growing very well but in tight quarters so i didn't want to risk disease spread. I didn't see anything strange when i pulled it. Did find 2 squash bugs in the process so another shot of sevin for the whole garden.

7/7/2017 1:51:52 PM

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