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Saturday, May 2 View Page
The 2020 season is now under way. We had a wet spring so I held off working the soil as long as I could until it had a chance to dry out some. For the first time I will have a second patch to grow in this year. This was last weekend, the day I picked to do all my patch prep. It made for a long day, actually a long weekend out in the sun. Both patches are ready to go.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
This year I am going orange. It would be nice to get a Howard Dill Award so that will be my goal this year. I'm going with the 477 Buglio (923 Gouin X 681 Gansert) in one patch and for the other patch it will be either the 666.5 Gansert or the 907 Young,
Saturday, May 2 View Page
They are all up and going now. Both 477 Buglio's and the 666.5 Gansert look great! The 907 Young was showing no signs of life after 4 days and the seed coat was starting to get a slight bit of mold. I figured it probably wasn't going to make it so I tried to experiment with it. I removed the seed coat completely and soaked the seed in a 9 parts water - 1part 3% hydrogen peroxide / seaweed solution for 15 minutes. Wrapped it in a new, very slightly damp paper towel and sandwich bag. Threw it back in the germinator box at 88 and a day and a half later it popped to life! The 477's and the 666.5 were planted today. I'll wait a few more days on the 907 since its a few days behind.

 

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