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Monday, June 10, 2019 G. Kins Catinthehat, WA

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Bale kins update... I think I omitted this weekend.

There certainly are some nutrients in the big hay bale. But there are deficiencies too. This was low grade hay off a low fertility pasture so its more like straw. Which is probably a good thing. Easy to add nutrients and just let the hay be a reserve source of nutrients and water. It must be hard on the roots to deal with uncomposted material but if that sets the plants back a few weeks, could they still make up for it later??

Two inches of rain here so everything is out of contol. If I dont get these plants pruned it will all be a less-productive mess very soon. Many early females on weak side vines already but main pollinations looks like 1 week away basically on schedule with last year.

Will better pruning and fertigating this year make a positive difference over last year?

The only sure thing is I am not where I wanted to be for a big fair pumpkin.

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