Wow, Nevermore! I'm totally in awe of your punkins! They're beautimus!
I've been trying to grow mine in containers and I actually have 3 that might make it this year. But we've had so many casualties =/ About 15 baby punkins got to about the size of golf balls, then turned yellow and squishy and fell off the vines. From the research I've been able to do, we've narrowed it down to either a calcium deficiency or they weren't pollinated. Do you have any ideas on that?
The powdery mildew hit here day before yesterday. Last year, I did the milk/water routine. But I was out there spraying every single day and, after about three weeks, the mildew finally outran me and I lost all my plants. This year I'm going to try an organic friendly fungicide. I hope it works. I'm just north of Seattle, so we get just about any kind of mildew there is =P
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