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Tuesday, August 01, 2023 Matt D. Connecticut

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Humidity Control System: Basics

While the humidity has been high (tropical) for most of the summer, it was these days seemed to correlate with the “best” pumpkin growth. So, in an effort to keep the good times going a misting system was researched and implemented.

Now, a misting system is different than an irrigation system and the goal is more of a fog than larger irrigation water droplets. The intention is to increase the water vapor in the air while minimizing the amount of water that accumulates on the surface of the leaves.

What can be seen here is the thin white tubing that is about 96ft long with 26 total misting nozzles. This was chosen as it can go along the perimeter of the pumpkin plant in a U-shaped orientation which will help increase humidity while still keeping the pumpkin and main vine as dry as possible. Zip-ties are used to help hold and direct the misting nozzles into the growing space.

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