How to harvest & store pumpkins

Harvest & store pumpkins and gourds Harvest your pumpkins when the vines are dry, and fruit is an even deep orange or characteristic color of the variety. The rind should be hard and not easily…

Squash vine borer

I have planted zucchini. The plants looked healthy but now the leaves are suddenly starting to wilt in the sun. I also noticed some mushy, yellowish, grainy stuff at the base of the plant and…

Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew starts out as whitish spots that spread quickly until the entire leaf is covered. The white powdery growth is a fungus that with time becomes gray to tan/brown felt like patches. Leaves may…

Grow pumpkins

How to grow pumpkins Pumpkins are a warm weather crop and do not tolerate cold temperatures. In cooler climates they can be started indoors in pots, one month before the frost-free date and then planted…

Pumpkins

History Derived from the Greek word pepon meaning large melon, the word pumpkin went thru several changes. The French nasalized pepon into pompon, the English in turn pronounced it as pumpion and the American colonist…