I searched the internet for a few hours looking for how to prune a pumpkin plant. All I could find was the same mumbo jumbo gardening speak of secondary, tertiary and blah, blah, blah with no pictures or visuals of what the hell people were talking about.
The reason for looking on how to do this is because my pumpkin plant is starting to get some powdery mildew and pruning your plant to allow for better circulation is supposed to help prevent that. Makes sense to me especially since I am growing them vertically in a container.
Based on what I read, I think I figured out how to prune a pumpkin plant. What I did was remove the leaves and stems that were most infected with the mildew. I cut them at the point where they met the vine. This was done for all of stems that had the dead leaves.
When I was done I had more than a handful of dead and powdery leaves. There are still some leaves left on the plant and much more room for circulation.
What are some other tips you have for taking care of pumpkin plants?