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Shade and Cool System for Pumpkin: Air Cushion

This shows how the sheet is kept off the pumpkin due to the air flow which also provides continual air flow. This way the pumpkin gets air flow but also shade without the need for a structure and it minimizes the chance of sun damage or rot forming.

Now, no system is perfect so keep in-mind that if it rains, or the sheet gets wet, this system will not work very well. In this case a supporting structure should be constructed to help prevent the sheet form coming in contact with the pumpkin and restricting the air flow.

One advantage of this system is that if a fan does fail it will be very noticeable so the grower can check to see what may be happening.

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