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Wednesday, May 08, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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Another revision of my understanding... The yellow/light green cupped-up leaves... This could be an excess of ash salts... Which is good they will come in handy later but right now I probably am still relatively short on nitrogen and some micros. Last year my best plant tested a little "too high" in nitrogen but the pumpkin was unaffected by disqualifying problems... The way high nitrogen might have been ok because it also tested high in calcium. I need to push the plants. Since I did not prep the soil perfectly or even adequately, the result of this is that feeding becomes a daily routine. With a large area of balanced soil, they might not run out so quickly of "this or that."

Pruning & Fertilizing... Hardly anything else matters now. The good news is the "excess-ash" plants do respond well to watering & soluble fertilizer. As a foliar it will not add further salt to the roots. I will try daily foliar. I have a good little sprayer dialed in lightly so it wont burn.

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