Protecting growing pumpkins

acorn922August 5, 2014

Aside from using pesticides to keep bugs away, is putting a transparent plastic bag around growing pumpkins a good method?
Are there other covering options?

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Not sure about the plastic bag. I would think it could "cook" the pumpkin. My pumpkin plant's leaves usually shade the fruit, so I don't worry about it.

Some of my pumpkin vines trail out into an asphalt alley, so if any of the pumpkins are on the ground there, sometimes I put a Styrofoam meat tray under them, but I'm not sure that is necessary.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 9:38PM
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I've read here that some people will use nylon panty hoses to keep birds and others away. I haven't done it myself so I don't know much about it.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 11:25PM
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My main concern are worms boring into the pumpkins.
Would nylons be enough to deter the munching?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 2:18AM
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Boy I don't know. I did a search of this thread and found this link:
The person said it stopped SVB. Someone else recommended using nylon tulle on the fruit on my old post last year when I was going to do it but ended up just pulling my entire garden up.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 3:35AM
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