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Sunday, September 20, 2020 Gritty Walmart

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It's hard to see here but the plywood bent more than I would have expected. I dont think that's to blame for the internal split but maybe it is. I do think a sturdier flat surface would be best. Keeping the pumpkin very level would be good also. They bend so easily like jello as they grow. Oh and one last note... the very small amount of straw under the pumpkin was wet and moldy from rain and irrigation. But the bottom was solid. If the crack had been on the bottom I would have been clueless. I will probably go back to growing on a pallet with cedar slats because that drains the water better. The only good thing about being more directly on the ground is being plugged into a nice steady temperature.
 



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