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Tuesday, July 04, 2023 Matt D. Connecticut

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Day 20 1832.5 Graham ’20 Plant Overview

The plant is looking great (and so is the pumpkin) and it has just about filled in the allowed area. There are still a few side vines that have some room to grow and stretch, but overall, now the emphasis will be on plant health and pumpkin growth.

This is also where CO2 supplementation is less important. While it may help with plant and root growth it is not as beneficial for pumpkin growth, mainly since pumpkins are efficient water movers and do not have improved carbon sinks compared to a regular field pumpkin. When the plant reaches this size, it also correlates with warmer weather so a “sealed” plastic structure is no longer needed.

A summer plastic set-up has been worked on and will be installed soon.

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