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Saturday, May 04, 2019 big moon Bethlehem CT

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Planted four pumpkins today. I am growing in a new spot, the soil is a little bit wetter than what I am used to growing in. We have had excessive rain so I think it will be fine if things ever dry out. It has been the cloudiest coolest spring I can ever remember. I planted the pumpkin on slight hills for drainage. I didn't make soil ring around them either. I planted them A little bit higher than normal. Maybe an inch or two higher than the soil line. "plant it high and it will never die" Plant it too low and hope it will grow". I have four total.
A 1436 Pappas
1503 Pappas
1342 Terry
1742 Terry
All have big and orange potential. I am hoping for a personal best this year. Right now it doesn't seem likely, but if the weather breaks my spirits will rise. Right now I am just praying nothing gets root rot! We will see, Hopefully in my new spot I will leave disease and YVD in the dust. No manure or composts were added either. The soil just needed Lime. The Starting pH was 5.7. I used hydrated lime to get it up to where it needs to be in a hurry.

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