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2294.5 Noel 2019 Greenhouse Plant (x self)

Since the ideal pumpkin can be in a tight area increasing the odds of a successful set is important in addition to protecting it for outside threats. The pumpkin is shaded once it can be seen in the main vine with an umbrella. Once pollinated then a chair with a white sheet is placed over it. In addition to this a fan is added as well as two ultra-sonicators. The fan keeps air moving and prevents stagnation and the sonicators keep away any mice (or related species) from damaging the tender pumpkin. For general support two pieces of mill fabric are added to the soil surface, then a piece of plywood, then two more pieces of mill fabric. This will allow the pumpkin be easily moved as it grows away from the vine via mechanical methods.

While this may seem over the top, this was developed after a series of “issues” and has proven effective.

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