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Subject:  Half of the time in the sun, but when?

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Antwerp, Belgium


I'm going to try for a long gourd this year but I don't have a big garden so I have to choose.

Either one side of the garden with sunshine from early morning until about 2 pm. Or just the opposite: shade until about 2 pm but sun from then on until the evening.

If I have to choose about those two, I would go for the second possibility because it has the most "intense" hours of sun.

Or is there a reason I could better choose for the morning sun?

Thanks in advance for your reactions!!

5/4/2020 10:19:31 PM


Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Morning sun might dry off the dew faster and help with fungal disease problems. The brown rust-like fungus is the biggest problem for long gourds. In my garden, I don't get early or late sun, just sun from mid morning to later in the afternoon.

5/5/2020 5:47:21 AM


Antwerp, Belgium

Ok Iowegian, thanks for your input, will take this in consideration...on the other hand: still looking for some seeds with a good pedigree...

5/5/2020 3:02:32 PM

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