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Help reqd on pumpkin leaf and spinach
August 20, 2012
8:11 am
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Hello,

The pumpkin leaf ( the plant around 1 month old) seems to be eaten away at the periphery, day by day its increasing. can someone pls help help identify what action i can take, is it a leaf miner? i have used garden soil

 

also my spinach seedling has bowed down to the extent that the cotyledon leaves now touch the ground, some of them have been uprooted.  I stay in 2nd floor in mumbai and the spinach is on the box-grilled window. is the problem becasue of rains shower / wind or could there be a disease. i have used garden soil for sowing seeds

 havent been able to figure out ho wto attach foto ...

thanks... 

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August 20, 2012
12:20 pm
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the pumpkin leaf might have been attacked by a caterpillar or something. leaf miner only makes marks and doesn't eat so much of leaf. See the underside of leaves for caterpillars/worms. Pick them out. also watch out for their droppings.. thats a sign there are worms.

 

spinach seedlings bends down in reach for sunlight. mound up some soil around them and they are good to go.

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August 20, 2012
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Thanks the same thing is happening with my spinach seedlings will shift it to a sunny area as suggested.

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