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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Thunderhill Giants Benito, Manitoba

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Pollination day! I have been waiting in anticipation for this day for a while. Very excited! The 1126 opened up this morning and was cross pollinated with the 1543 Carley at about 11 feet out on the main. I was worried I wouldn't have a male flower from the 1543 ready, but I had the first and only one open just in time.

It has been raining the last couple days as well. So, I did not have to battle the heat and risk losing the pollination. I am very happy about that as there have been a few days in the high 20s and low 30s lately. But of course with rain, comes weeds. I am debating how I will get them out of there without interfering with the 1126's roots. In addition to damaging the roots, walking on the soil while there is moisture increases the amount of compaction significantly. I will likely use a few walking boards and pull as much out as I can while they are still small.

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