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Saturday, August 17, 2019 G. Kins Inabeehive, WA

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I love competitive growing... but I seem to have reached a plateau. There are a couple issues. We have great mineral soil here I think the silica helps prevent powdery mildew and might prevent splits but the aluminum is a major hindrance this time of year. I am grasping at this issue and I'm not satisfied with my understanding of it. Careful watering, ph adjusting, and supplying the competing cations... These are the only solutions I have come up with. There must be others. Maybe chelation or using more ammonium than nitrate. Or locking it in neutral forms by amending the soil with a certain sequence of additives. I am leaning towards taking next year off, maybe just a small area of tomatoes.

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