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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 G. Kins Inabeehive, WA

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Cool and cloudy again. A notable lack of fully sunny days this summer. I found pumpkin roots about 12' out from the stump of the 150 sq ft plant.

Worms think summer will dry things out. Some have gone into dormancy... They curl in a tight ball and wait for fall rains I guess. Even though the ground has not yet dried to wilting point.

Their tunnels get filled with roots this time of year, and its probably a lot of effort and futile to try to dig new ones, although they can probably dig faster than roots can grow, if they have the energy... I think they go dormant when they run out of the food required for the energy to dig AND in anticipation of overly dry conditions?

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