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Sunday, August 02, 2020 big moon Bethlehem CT

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I finally got measurements off of my big lumpy melon that was pollinated the last week of June.
SS 41,
EE 53,
Circ. 86
total OTT 179
I am very pleased with the growth, but also frustrated that I have not been able to control the spider mites, I even saw some damage on the fruit. (They lighten the rind a little bit in the rib valleys of the melon, it almost looks lightly sandblasted.). Anyways in life I have found that victory comes at times when you think you have lost but you don't quit and keep fighting. I will keep fighting them as best I can. I remember Joseph Young grew a 300 pounder in a year where his plants were nearly destroyed a couple of times. The first time it was spray damage and the second it was a tornado or micro burst. He never quit and wound up with a 300 pounder. Not to shabby.

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