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Saturday, March 27, 2021 Gritty Walmart

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The plastic bags gave me just a bit of trouble until I pulled them just the way they wanted to be pulled. Then they all came free easily from under the plant. It was good practice... but with my limited prep. and the iffyness of starting in March my confidence is low for this plant.
It went relatively well though. I tipped the entire plant forward and the vine is already going the direction I want and its propped up nicely by a leaf where it should bend the rest of the way down with no further fiddling.
The wire is for a temporary double plastic layer. This will buy me a week of time and if the plant looks good a week from now, only then will I bother with a real hoop house for it.
As you can see the roots penetrated the paper bags easily. So I did not remove the paper. The rootball held together even though the paper has almost no strength. I want to try this method with my long gourds.
 



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