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Saturday, September 30, 2017 Declan Western Australia

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Well I had to give up on the plastic after the wind got involved one stormy day a week or so ago. Instead I've sown some lupin and peas to act as a green manure. As the pumpkins progressively expand I will spray the green manure. Ideally the pumpkin vines will then grow over the dead lupin and pea straw. The straw fulfills two purposes: it covers the sand and reduces evaporation, and it gives the tendrils on the pumpkin vines something to hang onto when the wind blows. I only planted the lupins last week but they've already germinated in abundance and are ready to rip.

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