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Thursday, January 21, 2021 Gritty Walmart

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1-- Miracle grow regular potting mix 6/6 (including a triple cot!)

2-- My mix 5/6. 1 not rotten but did not germinate.

3-- My mix 3/6. 1 slow/struggling, 2 rotten.

4-- Miracle grow "moisture control" 2/6. 2 slow/struggling, 2 not rotten but did not germinate.

I will continue to grow these to see if there are any further differences in health and vigor. There's two ways to look at this: one is that you can baby your plant with a good sterile potting mix and "keep it away from the real world" as long as possible so it doesnt get sick from pathogens in your soil. The other is, maybe its best to throw a half dozen seeds in and see which will tolerate the pathogens in the soil. The tough love route... see early on which seed has "the right stuff" in it to make it in your patch.

Pumpkin parenting. Hmm. Which route is best?

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