powdery mildew...pumpkins still good??

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by 2jsbabyfarm, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pumpkin vines are pretty well dead from powdery mildew it's also spread to my squash but they seem to be faring better! There's not been a good way to avoid it because it's been so wet here..anyway all the pumpkins are now almost ripe and I'm wondering if I can still use them for cooking?? Seems like a silly question but I'm just concerned because of why they are ripe and the fact that they did so quickly and early in the season
     
  2. SweetSilver

    SweetSilver Chillin' With My Peeps

    They would be fine for cooking. Only time will tell if they will harden off successfully, some years ours don't if they don't ripen soon enough before the late summer. But they are fine to eat, maybe they won't have the intense sweetness that cold but not freezing weather can bring. And again, you might not be able to store them for long.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2014
  3. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll give them a shot and see how they are! Better than just tossing them! Thank you for your help!
     

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