Goodbye, pumpkin

I had to remove my pumpkin today from the garden thanks to a severe outbreak of powdery mildew. It didn't set any pumpkins this season, and just started to get the female flowers (I was getting lots of male flowers all summer long). I decided to cut my losses after consulting with my local plant nursery. I felt bad bagging it up for the trash can (I was told not to compost it since the powdery mildew could survive the compost pile). Maybe next year I can give it another go. Apparently it's been a hard growing season for pumpkins.

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