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Yellowing Pumpkin Leaves

 
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A pumpkin vine sprawls across the tiny front lawn,growing a single pumpkin and lots of blossoms.
The leaves are starting to yellow and die.
I read else were to use pesticide or fungicide,but I am cheap,lazy AND against poisoning my food,so I am asking for help here.
 
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It's tough to advise without knowing exactly what is wrong.  It could be overwatering, nutrient deficency, disease or pests.  If you can post some pictures we can try to diagnose.  I would recommend starting with looking at pictures of nutrient deficiencies and also powdery mildew.  If those don't match what you are seeing you can also try squash vine borer though I think that makes the whole plant wilt at once.  Once you know what is wrong it will be easier to offer suggestions to fix things.
 
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