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Hi Kellie- we've been having trouble getting our seminole pumpkins to grow- they start all wonderful and leafy and then--- something eats them all within a few days. maybe snails. any ideas? have you tried the beer trap thing? thanks, Kristi


Hi Kristie,
I haven't had trouble with slugs and snails on seminole pumpkins, but I had had snails on other plants. I ended up just digging around for them at the base of the plants that were being eaten and disposing of them; it seemed to do the trick. I have heard that the beer trap works great though. While seminole pumpkins do great in the heat, my best crops resulted from planting them in the spring (March and April here) and not waiting till it was very hot (and more pesty). Getting a jump on growth in the cooler weather seemed to help.

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