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Sunday, April 19, 2015 DeanAZ Scottsdale, Arizona

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1666 Holland 36 days since pollination. OTT: 146.5 = 77 pounds. Spoke to John Taberna and Matt Debacco this week trying to determine why our growth isn't the 20-25 pounds other people get. They both agree there's plenty of stuff in the ground and they suspect the problem may be the amount of shade we have over the plant. The reduced photosynthesis may be affecting the plants ability to pull the nutrients out of the ground and into the fruit. I pulled all but the 30% shade cloth from the top of the garden plot. I also suspended a blue tarp over the fruit itself (primarily SE side to keep the plant in shade - 7 feet from fruit).

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