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My kids and I planted pumpkins earlier and now they are growing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> ...actually one is pretty big and the others are following in size.<br><br>
Some of the leaves are dying. The ones that are near the pumpkins are still looking green and healthy but the ones that are near where we planted the seeds are brown and look like they are on their way out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> .<br><br>
My questions are these: Do I need to do anything with the dead leaves? Should I cut the dead leaves off the vine or should I just leave them there? Some of them look like they might have powdery mildew too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: .
 

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I guess at this time of year I would just leave the dead leaves -- this is what I am doing. Just make sure when you clean up your garden after you pick the pumpkins that you get all the dead leaves too so they don't overwinter the powder mildew.<br><br>
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