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06 Jan 18 Jeff (Australia - temperate climate)
I believe pumpkins are way smarter than us humans, in the past weeks we have experienced a significant rise is daily temp and today with 43c predicted by the bureau of mythology, my pumpkins have drooped their leaves away from the sun which I think is like us going indoors into the shade. The many shadows produced by this configuration sees my pumpkins alive to live another day. They know how to keep cool! This is one one smart vegetable me thinks! All my pumpkin have plenty of water, the ones in full sun protect themselves the most. Cheers Jeff
09 Jan 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Just the way plants look after themselves in weather extremes. My pumpkins are not doing this at the moment even though we are having 30+ degrees for the last couple of weeks. They are even still growing - the vines.

I believe pumpkins are way smarter than us humans, in the past weeks we have experienced a significant rise is daily temp and today with 43c predicted by the bureau of mythology, my pumpkins have drooped their leaves away from the sun which I think is like us going indoors into the shade. The many shadows produced by this configuration sees my pumpkins alive to live another day. They know how to keep cool! This is one one smart vegetable me thinks! All my pumpkin have plenty of water, the ones in full sun protect themselves the most. Cheers Jeff

- Jeff

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