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Friday, September 27, 2019 Matt D. Connecticut

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One of the goals of Team-Pumpkin is to educate people about what it takes to grow a giant pumpkin. At the fairs, to reduce repeat questions from visitors large (4ft x 8ft) custom outdoor grade vinyl signs with gourmets were created and have proven very effective and well received. The quality photos and short descriptions help people understand some of the main points of the growing season. Also, having the large images helps to show people some key aspects of the growing phases and this is something I would recommend any group invest in that has public interaction.

This entry shows one of the signs used along with some of the story behind the image that pumpkin growers may appreciate.

Specifics of This Sign Are…

If you have helped out answering questions next to giant pumpkins, odds are very good that you have been asked, “do you inject it with milk?” This poster attempts to provide a beneficial use for milk which is as an organic product for the suppression of powdery mildew. It provides the dilution rate and also clearly states that milk is NOT injected into the vines because it causes them to rot. I can say, this has helped reduce the amount of times I have been asked this question, but it took repeated years of having this sign up before any reduction in milk related questions was noticed;-)

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