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Penryn CA

I see videos of growers using sheets to shad the pumpkin. Is it healthy to keep sheets over the pumpkin 24 hours or do they just keep them on a set number of hours per day?

7/12/2019 5:27:53 PM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

I always have mine covered with a sheet. Old pillow cases when they are little, keeping the sun off them is important. We also use rain/sprinkler covers to keep the pumpkin dry. Like this:


7/12/2019 5:45:00 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)


Agree with NSB. And keep em tucked with the sheets along bottom to help keep rodents and feet away. Check daily and switch out when get wet. I use a tarp well off the pkn as my shaded tent utilizing pvc as the frame.

7/12/2019 7:07:50 PM


Penryn CA

thanks , guess I better get them covered up !

7/13/2019 12:32:25 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

I keep mine covered 24 hrs. When spraying fungicide mine get a good spray of them. If it rains and they are really wet I switch them out

7/13/2019 8:01:32 AM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

We use round commercial table cloths. They repel water & are large enough to cover the entire pumpkin even when they get larger.

7/13/2019 8:29:14 AM


Plymouth, MN

I start the season with swaddling blankets, move on to table cloths and sheets. Rotate when wet or dirty. Pumpkin also in shade shelter to help keep dry.

7/13/2019 10:33:01 AM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Thanks Phil and Jane, great tip!!

7/13/2019 3:04:07 PM

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