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Sunday, October 25, 2020 Gerald Watlington, UK

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The water in the allotment gets cut off over winter but I thought I'd fill the water butts and see how long I could keep a cover crop of rye growing rather that just covering everything until spring like I have been doing. Pic shows seedlings popping up this morning. Pulling the pumpkin plant showed root rot so I sent samples to the lab and they said Phytophthora. So I'll get some brown mustard in with the rye if not too late. I can't say I'm surprised given the amount of watering I've done this summer. Next year I will ease off a bit with water, and rethink the fungicide schedule.

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