Sunday, August 21, 2016

Trouble in paradise

So far, this year's garden had been a tremendous blessing. In fact, the best set of veggies since we started in Oregon. Except for one thing... Trouble with the pumpkins.

At first I thought it might be over watering. A few of the plants actually died and appeared to have rotted of the root. Very odd. But then more and more started yellowing. Now it seems about half of the plants are stressed.

I tested cutting the water back, but it seemed to get worse, so now we are trying more water. Time will tell. Unfortunately, some pumpkins are maturing early due to the stress.

This will undoubtedly lessen the pumpkin harvest this year.

You can possibly see the yellowing across the patch

The melons right next door are doing great

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