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Not too happy with the whole vine burying thing. I think I would rather cover the whole patch in a thin layer of straw then put (barely sufficient) dirt ahead of the vines for the roots to take hold? If this was only at the nodes it wouldnt require much dirt. Of course later in the year (fall) there seems to be an advantage to have the vines fully buried because the ground temps are warmer than the air temps and the phloem can keep flowing.

I would like to flood irrigate and if the nodes were more like "set on dirt pontoons" then I wouldnt get the vine excessively wet.

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