Hey everyone, I am having some serious issues with my pumpkin patch and I can't seem to find any answers, maybe one of you can help me!
This is my second year growing pumpkins, last year I started them too late and they died (the crazy amount of rain we recieved rotted them). I started them early this year and I'm amazed how well they are doing,they seem to be getting bigger everyday, however, there is one problem. I had 2 plants die this week. The one plant death was my fault though. The other one just looked like it wilted away. I disposed of that one. I simply brushed it off, thinking that one or 2 may die off in the long run.
When I woke up yesterday, I was in panic though. Two more plants were wilted and on the verge of death. It was extremely hot when I got out there to do the watering, 89 degrees and I thought since it was about noon when I got out there, they were just thirsty. I watered them well and later that night they perked up.
This probably doesn't sound like a big deal,but what concerns me is that how come the rest of the plants were not affected? I'm concerned about the wilting disease cucumber beetles can give to plants, BUT I do not see signs of the beetles; no egges, no beetles themselves and no worms inside the dead pumpkins vines.
So basically, what I need to know is, am I just being paranoid or do I really have a problem here? LOL Any tips/ info would be GREATLY appreciated.
*I'm using new land, well fertilized
*I garden organic
*The seeds are Burpee Big Max