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Subject:  Drip tape enough for base of plant

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So Cal

I put together a drip tape system last season that covered my entire pumpkin patch and it was quite a success.

One question, does the base of the plant need additional water? Or is the amount of water provided the drip system enough?

4/13/2021 8:50:40 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

There are too many other factors to comment on what you need. Drainage? Slope? The only true was is to use a moisture meter and go with what you see

4/14/2021 7:35:07 AM

Andy W

Western NY

Same spacing throughout for me. In fact, later in the season, the base of the plant may need less water than the newer growth.

4/14/2021 8:12:42 AM


Springfield, VT

I would be careful not to add to much water around the stump. It is a concern for rots at the base. The main roots run out as far as the main vine.

4/14/2021 8:34:54 AM

KC Kevin

Mission Viejo, CA

my friends and I just discussed this very topic and the consensus was no, no additional watering around the stump. I also like to keep water well away from the stump. I have a fan pointed at it 24/7 to keep it dry.

7/15/2021 12:22:29 PM

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