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Sunday, January 26, 2020 Pumpkineer Marshfield, Ma, USA

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Nothing like an unseasonably warm day to get you thinking about the upcoming growing season.

Plans can change, but for now Iím thinking of growing only two plants next year. I will be prepping and resting the north (right side in picture) side of the patch for the following season. Fertilizers, Gypsum, compost and leaves will be tilled in and at least two cover crops planted through the growing season. Currently, this area is planted with Fracking Radishes. The radishes will not over winter. Their purpose is to create deep channels into the soil, rot away, and then leave air spaces where water and nutrients and pumpkin plant roots will be able to reach deeper. The first cover crop will be Mighty Mustard. Following that may either be a mix of hairy vetch, peas, and winter rye, or buckwheat.

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