Dang, it appears as though my most vigorous pumpkin plant has borers. I cut it back pretty hard tonight to see if I can save some of it at least.
I wasn’t even sure what was growing was a pumpkin plant until I read this article, which handily enough had info about borers too.
I cut it and cut it but never did find a grub. Just the signs of little holes along the vines and some gross brown stuff inside.
I didn’t even plant this thing, it volunteered there. I shouldn’t be that upset about it, really, but it was the best one and it had a ton of fruit on it already.
Stupid nature. You better stay away from the rest of my squash and zucchini if you know what’s good for you!
P.S. Working in the garden in the evenings is a bad idea. I think I would itch less if I had fallen into a poison ivy bush.