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Tuesday, March 7 View Page
In 2016 I took the year off and grew cover crops except for a smallish 300 SF section where I planted a 1059 cross that I wanted to see shape and color.  Everything grew nicely and I paid little attention to the plant or fruit.  At the end of the season I pulled the plant but I did so very carefully.  I wanted to learn more about what was growing underground.  The rake in the image is a 6 ft rake.  Take a look at a vigorous root system that grew from the stump directly opposite the direction of the main vine.  It went out over 8 feet traveling under the surface at 5-8 inches or so.  So, I intend to leave a bit more room between plant sites this year and break the habit of walking and compacting soil in the area behind the stump 
 

 

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