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Friday, February 03, 2012 northwest rain Salem, Oregon

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Day 8 for the giant pumpkin seeds. The seedlings are growing really well, when I potted them up to the peat pot in the previous post, I mixed in some pumpkin pro. I'd like to take this plant about as long as I can. This will be the third and final round of seed testing.

60 degrees outside today and clear skies. Just about felt like spring. I took advantage of the dry weather and went to pick up a yard of one of my favorite bulk product from Terra Garden Nursery, OMRI Organic mulch. The debris is composted at about 160°F for approx. 6 months, then sent through 3/8” screens. The composting process makes it free from weed seeds, and is thus a sterile product, however, it still adds nitrogen to the soil. It works well as compost in gardens or as a soil additive to loosen up clay soil. It can also be used as a top dressing for flowerbeds as an alternative to bark dust.

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