Losing Immature Pumpkins
A lot of pumpkins on my vine are turning yellow and falling off before the flower ever opens. Some pumpkins stayed on and grew and did fine: some fall off after the flower has closed: and some fall off before the flower ever opens. Everybody just reads online and says it's a pollination problem, and they don't know what they're talking about because these ones never made it far enough to have a chance to get pollinated. I have the same problem on zucchini plants too. And this year I had my first zucchini grow to a good size before any flower ever opened. Its flower was the first in the whole garden to open, but even if it wasn't, it had not been pollinated yet because the flower had not opened yet so that it could be pollinated.
I'm starting to think nobody knows what they're talking about and everyone just reads whatever they find on the internet, and act like they know all about it and repeat what they read.