My first ever Atlantic Giant is growing 8 ft from the start of the vine and is gaining 1 inch a day. Due to 100 to 108 degrees days for a couple of weeks, the leaves between the pumpkin and the start of the vine have been dying. There are only 7 left. There are many great leaves after the pumpkin. The forecast is for at least 14 days more heat. My questions are: 1. Can a pumpkin survive with most leaves after the pumpkin? 2. Is there anything I can do to help this situation? Thanks
Pumpkin Survival in High Heat
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Giant Pumpkins do not like extremes, cold or heat.
This link may have some suggestions for you.
I do know that a Pumpkin Farmer friend of mine creates tents above his Giant's. This creates shade but still air circulation for his big beauties.