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Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Do you think that theese wildfires will affect growth of pumpkins on the west coast? San Fransisco, has been having night like light, in the middle of the day! Does this mean that plants do not have the sun needs to grow? I was just wondering if any of you think that there will be worse results from plants in the areas where the smoke is more pronounced? Or will the ash add nutrients to the soil?

Just wondering, thanks!

9/14/2020 4:32:20 PM



Lots of ash falling at my place,its all over my leaves and soil ,they say stay inside dont breath the smoke cause its poisonous,as far as the pumpkins i have them under atarp
they still are sucken in water

9/14/2020 5:18:17 PM

G. Kins

Catinthehat, WA

It was smokey the year Holland grew his 2363. Mild compared to this year though. It cuts the daytime highs down but it seems like it's still getting just as cold at night.

9/14/2020 6:38:35 PM


Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

Hmm... interesting, very interesting...

I was just wondering.

9/16/2020 4:08:30 PM


Greencastle, PA

I would suspect that a natural event of that scale would be significant enough to impact the plant and animal life not in that immediate area. I read an article recently that mentioned firefighters losing track of whether it was morning, afternoon, or night because they are working so many hours with very little sleep and the smoke is thick enough to block out the sun to the extent that the daytime isn’t any brighter than the night is with the light from the fire. Even photos from quite a distance away show that the air is full of smoke and ash. It has to be affecting plants in the region, but not sure how you would measure the impact on pumpkins since this is the time of year their growth is ending anyway.

9/17/2020 1:00:29 AM

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