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Q.What Is Killing My Pumpkins

Zone 27615 | simontoback added on August 23, 2020 | Answered

Hey, I’m very new to gardening. About 4 weeks ago I started growing some pumpkins, and beets. To be specific I’m growing rouge D’etampes, Connecticut field, and Jack Be Little pumpkins, and I’m growing them all in grow bags. So far I’ve gotten really good success all the plants of grown and I have stems and leaves. But recently I noticed whiteflies, which I later got rid of with a mild insecticide. But even after the flies are gone I’ve noticed some weird things going on with the pumpkins. The leaves are dying and turning a white beige color. If anyone knows anything or how to help please tell me I don’t want my pumpkins to die!

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Answered on August 25, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. Likely, it has contracted a fungal/bacterial infection from the damage.

You may need fungicides. This article will help:


Pumpkins will rarely produce fruit when grown in container. Their container requirement is quite large. 15 to 20 gallons of soil will be required, and heavy trellising will be necessary as well.

Here is an article that will help you to grow pumpkins:


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