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Penryngarden

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:

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=295064

7/12/2019 5:45:00 PM

Smallmouth (Team Ozark)

Missouri

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

Penryngarden

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

cjb

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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