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Thursday, May 30, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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Reflecting on one thing learned. The round bale kins... Having three in one spot lets me compare genetics AND see what is not genetic. The three round bale plants are not-closely-related plants, but some traits are the same, like the leaf growth-hormone blossoms... all three have it. No plants elsewhere have it. So, then I know its their "nutrient environment." It seems like a great advantage in gaining knowledge to plant multiples. As single plants I might assume it was partly genetics.

Another plant comparison: The 2005 Haist has the largest leaves. This must be genetic. ...If it was planted elsewhere on its own, I wouldnt know for sure if the leaf size was genetic or just a factor attributable to the planting location. The point is, it's very handy for learning when there's a chance to compare plants.

Unfortunately crowding them may not allow for a 2K pumpkin. But 1K might still be possible.

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