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Thursday, October 22, 2020 Gritty Walmart

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Here I think I found out why the squash plant had trouble focusing. The plant is way too much of a spider shape. In other words, I dont think these big secondaries way back at the base were helping the pumpkin one bit. Some plants naturally focus on one pumpkin without much pruning. Well this plant wasnt that type of plant. This plant should have been carefully pruned to a diamond shape or the standard tree. My unruly squash plant! But the leaves held up well against disease and so did the stump. I irrigated directly over the stump all summer pretty much begging for rot but it was still solid when I pulled ot out today. I attribute this to some extra rugged genetic vigor in the plant. 972 Marvin was the seed.

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