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Central Kansas

Looks like a raccoon (or other critter) thought it would be fun to check out the pumpkin patch last night. There are scratch/puncture marks that are a little deeper than the surface on one pumpkin. Can anyone recommend something that I could apply to these? I have read about Captan but would need to order it. Or will these scratches heal ok?

7/30/2017 1:09:47 PM

Rick j.

stoughton WI

A thin coat of sulfur powder or captan will work. They will heal up. Cover with sheets at night to keep critters off them.

7/30/2017 1:20:47 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

You can also paint full strength Daconil on the scratches. I do that when rabbits chew on the pumpkin and it works.

7/30/2017 2:57:51 PM


Central Kansas

Thank you. I was able to find Daconil in town today and painted it on the scratches.

7/30/2017 5:59:52 PM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)


I hit my kins all the time the other day banged a bucket into one I even dropped my snips on one a few weeks ago I only get a clean cutting devise and clean up any odd hanging materials smooth it out and let it air dry I'm not a fan of the painting of daconile like other I hate that stuff bought a big jug used it once and threw it back in a tote it's not for me but I find if the area is clean the kin will fix itself I mean after all Mother Nature knows best she has been growing giant pumpkins longer than me so I listen to Mother Nature a lot but I'm the type of wait and see Mother Nature doesn't have email or Facebook so the tellagram tskes a while to get back to me

8/3/2017 11:10:17 AM

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