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leeky

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Pumpkin leaf mold?
« on: August 17, 2007, 22:09 »
Got several pumpkins coming along ok, but the leaves have a whitey mold colour to them. Is this a bad sign? The other folks pumpkins dont have it. :(

ta!


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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 22:50 »
Probably powdery mildew,it seems to be hitting early this year(weather!!).Try spraying with milk and water,1:10,it won`t get rid ofit but will prevent it getting worse,you could also take off a few of the worst affected leaves.

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Pumpkin leaf mold?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 23:05 »
and a mild dilute of fairy liquid qwill clean em up

leeky

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 23:23 »
Thanks for that. There just had to be something up with them when comparing to other ones.

Spray it is then  :D

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 23:56 »
Don`t worry,they will catch up later! :lol:

leeky

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 21:12 »
Okie doke!


I wonder if it is because they are shaded by the beans?  :?:

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 21:34 »
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I wonder if it is because they are shaded by the beans?  :?:
Dry soil.  Have you been watering plenty / regularly?

leeky

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 23:03 »
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I wonder if it is because they are shaded by the beans?  :?:
Dry soil.  Have you been watering plenty / regularly?


Not as much as I should have WG on both accounts. I made a raised bed about 2 foot high x 3ft x 4ft and filled it with a mix of soil, compost and horse manure. It does still feel quite fluffy to the touch and I can see why it would dry out very quickly.



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