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Thursday, January 11 View Page
Happy new year to all ! wishing to all growers à new Personal Best !!! I want to bring some interesting informations about the test I started at the end of 2023. Here the first photo of the roots in Pot A which is "Le Témoin" It contains only the substrat and nothing else. It s important to have a comparison base. All pots were treated with the same water/light/température/cares. The photos were taken 2 weeks after the transplantation in the pots.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot B contains only a brand of Myco I m using for years now. For each stuff used in the pots, I have carefully followed the rate of the label.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot C contains just Wallace Wow Mychorrizes. Each pot is made of clear plastic to check the roots but I placed them inside another black pot to avoid to expose the roots to the light. The roots in that pot are very well developped.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot D contains Wallace Wow Mychorrizes + Azos Funny to see less roots in this one but wait to see it again later...
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot E contains the brand of Myco I m using for years now + bacillus IT 45. Pretty good rooting system.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot F contains brand of Myco I m using for years now + azos.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot G contains a brand of Myco I m using for years now + azos + Bacillus IT 45.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot H contains Wallace Wow Mychorrizes + Azos + Bacillus IT 45.
 
Saturday, January 13 View Page
Pot I contains Wallace Wow Mychorrizes + Bacillus IT 45.
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
As you can see, the best rooting system was on pot C (Wow Wallace Myc only). Pot E ( Brand of Myco I m using for years + Bacillus IT 45) and H ( Wow Wallace myc + Azos + IT45) are pretty good too but not as good as Pot C.
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
54 days later, here the evolution of the roots. Pot A
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot B
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot C
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot D
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot E
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot F
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot G
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot H
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
Pot I
 
Saturday, January 27 View Page
To sum up the test, after 15 days the best roots were in Pot C but after nearly 2 months, the winner is Pot D. White, fresh, well developped and many " poils absorbants" which is what we all want to absorb more water and nutrients.
 
Wednesday, February 7 View Page
Green manure is growing well and so stinging nettle will bring some free nitrogen too. Soil is Absolutely FULL of lobworms. Galleries everywhere perfect to bring oxygene and water to roots and digest OM. All those lobworms poo are free wormcasting. I kept watering regularly all winter to wash soil, keep micro life actives/alive and increase lobworms population.
 
Wednesday, February 21 View Page
Here what we call here " mouron" which is liking high OM soil.
 
Wednesday, February 21 View Page
And here are the "orties".
 
Friday, February 23 View Page
Last year, I grew 2 squash just to make a nice cross. Target was to find a line carrying differents gènes than the 1109 Jutras. Good shape, heavy, great color and , of course, good size : 1628.5 Sikorski so I planted it , let it grow with almost no cares. I pollinated a nice female on the mainvine with 3 mâles from 1109 Jutras. The plant produced about 7 fruits but , for sûr, I only saved the seeds from the cross I've made. That s a promising cross for the futur. Here a photo.
 
Friday, February 23 View Page
This is another 1628.5 Sikorski squash from the same plant. All fruits were well shaped and over the chart. Didnt save seeds except the ones from the cross.
 
Tuesday, March 5 View Page
Green manure done ! Then I watered heavily with little amount of sugar. Now, I need to create 3 indépendant watering circuits. Very longgggggggg job...
 
Tuesday, March 12 View Page
Meet my lovely dog " Booba", he's a newfoundland so friendly. A wonderfull beast ! Fun giant vegetables question : what s the common point between Steve Strickler and I ?
 
Saturday, March 23 View Page
Subsoil done ! I m very glad to my last soil analysis. For the very first time since 2008, it comes back almost perfect ! I usually struggle to get the ph down and get micronutrients in the right levels but the corrections done over the years are finally paying off.
 
Wednesday, April 3 View Page
About 1500 tomatoes plants are almost ready. Weather is awful.... rain, rain rain and no sun. Started pumpkin seeds on sunday.
 
Wednesday, April 24 View Page
Wednesday was a special day for us. Our biggest ever carp has been landed at 82lb3oz ! That fish is named " The Long Common" cos it tapes over 1.10m long. The amazing détail is that carp is a mâle, usually the biggest carp are deep bodied females. Same guy had also a 53lb and a 56lb. Happy days ! Congratulations Nick !
 
Friday, May 24 View Page
Last corrections and some great organic goodies for the tomatoes bed. Should transplant them by tomorrow ( fruit day).
 
Friday, May 24 View Page
Very bad weather ... very heavy rains, grey skies and 15C almost everyday... roads and lakes flooded. We need sun and heat !!! Pumpkin plants are healthy but need speed now. Best one is again the famous 2365 Wolf.
 

 

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