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Sunday, April 16 View Page
This years line up. Going to have five keepers. Planning on growing an 1844.5 Holub Squash, 1408, Zappa, 1805.5 Zappa, 2066 Geddes, and the rest are up in the air. Plans can always change. Best of luck to all and Happy Easter !
Wednesday, April 26 View Page
I had two of my 1408's in for around 1 1/2 weeks. I noticed a few days ago that they were not growing very good since putting them outside, even though the weather has been pretty good. I saw some wilting the past two days and suspected that maybe corn seed maggots or possibly a faulty heating cable. They soil temp checked out good yesterday. This morning they were both laying down. I dug them out and right at the soil line were the maggots ! Very small but you can see a few in the stalk. I had a backup in a larger pot that I put in today with the rest of my line up. I drenched all seedlings while in the pot still with merit and when planted they got a dose of spectracide, plus a dusting of seven in the hole, and lastly they all got plastic collars around the stalks. I have criterion ( merit) spread in the hoops when i assembled them, but i may have forgot that hoop. I did not water it in either and that is what i am going to do now. Hopefully , they are under control now.


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