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North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

I’m mildly confused about the feather comforter on the fruit during the day, and then taking it off at night.

Does the feather comforter do a better job of keeping the pumpkin shaded/insulated from the heat during the heat of the day? I would think a feather comforter/duvet would hold in more heat and be used overnight.

Thanks in advance/Glenn

7/25/2022 12:15:03 AM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Sorry here is the post with photo.

http://www.bigpumpkins.com/Diary/DiaryViewOne.asp?eid=333068

7/25/2022 12:16:39 AM

baitman

Central Illinois

Just from my own use of blankets, I remove them so they don't get wet.

7/25/2022 6:03:02 AM

sgeddes

Boscawen, NH

Common misconception is that plants produce heat like us and if we put insulation over them they will overheat. There are a very small amount of plants that can produce heat (thermogenic) but AG's are not one of them. By insulating and blocking the sun's thermal heating you maintain the temp that the pumpkin fruit was a daybreak for a longer period. Think sidewalk in the sun. Place a comforter or "several" white sheets on the sidewalk first thing in the morning and then go out at noon and check the temps under the sheets or comforter compared to just the sidewalk. Tarp will do a good job keeping things at ambient temps but will not keep them lower.

7/25/2022 8:29:37 AM

Garwolf

Kutztown, PA

So, what's the ideal temperature within the fruit. The comforter logic makes sense to me. Especially since the weather here has been really hot. I'm going to give it a try.

7/26/2022 9:28:34 AM

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