Early Protection for Giant Pumpkins

Early Protection

Your seedling will still be fragile out in the pumpkin patch. And may require additional protection from cold nights and wind.

A cloche, greenhouse or some type of structure will need to be put over your seedling to help it during this period.

The biggest consideration will be making sure you are able to provide ventilation to this structure if the temperature rises.

Otherwise your plant may get cooked.

Planning ahead and monitoring weather forecasts is vital during this period.

If you have no cloche, cold frame etc over your pumpkin and an unexpected drop in temperature is expected overnight I have used a large cardboard box over my seedling to provide some cover.

Make sure to anchor it well, and remove it in the morning.

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