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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Iowegian Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

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I transferred 3 watermelon plants from peat pots to 1 gallon plastic pots. They are doing much better that any watermelons I have ever grown. 2 of the 257.5 Barlows and one of my personal best 115, which is 2 generations of selfing a 260 Clements.

I couldn't find the 279 English seed I thought I had, so I started 2 71.5"s that are sib pollinated 279s. I also started a 260.5 Engel. Jacob hauled a bunch of compost to the bushel gourd spot, so we are giving them a good shot this year.

I picked out 5 long gourd seeds to start out with. 121.5 Muis, 123.88 Vander Wielen128.88 and 134.75 Fleser, and 133 Eaton. We have spots for 4 gourds and will do some heavy duty pruning on them. We had our best gourds the year the patch flooded and the vines weren't so thick.
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