This is what happens when your labor isn't industrious and as nurturing as it should be.
We had a few problems.
1- Sporadic watering.
3- Negligence of pests and pesticides until it look over.
You should have seen our pumpkin patch. It looked awesome. Our pumpkins would start to grow, get about golf size and then start shriveling. I was told we had some kind of mildew problem because the leaves would turn an ash color and dry up. It took over the whole patch.
We'll try again next year. Good thing the grocery stores had pumpkins.