Pumpkins – when do they start to grow
I planted one Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin plant and it has grown 30 feet. It has been flowering for about 2 months, yet we do not see a pumpkin growing and it is the end of August. Is this normal? If so, when should I see them start to develop? How many should I expect? Also, most of the leaves are diseased (turned white). Will this affect the plant from producing pumpkins? Can it be treated and saved and, if so, how what do I do it? Thanks.
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The lack of fruit forming may have been a pollination issue.
It is likely to late in the season to do any self pollinated and your pumpkins will not have enough time to grow.
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The white leaves is likely caused by Powdery Mildew.