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Saturday, April 27, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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This plant was just a bit past five leaf stage. (What I would call five leaf stage). Which is the maximum size they can be moved and transplanted without assured damage.

Three plastic bags worked. This one had only one paper bag. I would prefer two. I think two is a better setup. The piece of cardboard on the bottom under the paper really helps. The cardboard doesnt break apart easily the way the paper does. The cardboard portion of this setup acts very similar to a peat pot... Its deep under the plant and wont keep the roots from spreading so wont be an issue.

Got this one in with a minimum of broken roots...! The roots were numerous, so it needed to get planted.

This plant could be much healthier. ...Thats me not doing an awesome job of making my own potting mix.

And... Not dosing some micros correctly. The leaf edges indicating a potassium issue is (I believe) actually related to ammonium and acidity, not a shortage of potassium although more potassium might not hurt. ...This all relates to not correctly dealing with ammonium/acidity in my novice potting mix project.

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