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15 Jan 20 Mel (Australia - arid climate)
I am on my third year of the same vine (essentially) with butternut. I'm currently trying a new angle with them and wondering if anyone has tried similar. I was losing a lot due to it sitting in water constantly. Grey water from kitchen sink, bathroom sink, dishwasher and washing machine all runs through the area. This year I have built a tunnel and have been weaving it through like a creeper and am now trying to train it to go up and around a fence. Has anyone had any success with "climbing" their pumpkins
15 Jan 20 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you let all that water into your vegie garden then your soil would be WAY TOO WET. I am surprised any thing grows in it. I suggest you move your garden bed or the run off water. Or raise the garden height. They will grow on fences or trellises. I have some Kent doing that now.
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