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Thursday, May 09, 2024 big moon Bethlehem CT

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I was just reading vineman's diary and he had a question about which plant he should keep. It got me thinking that perhaps in a certain way he does get to keep both even after he culls one.
Let me explain what I mean by this, WHen two plants of the same species are grown in close proximity to each other the roothaiir tips that grow and touch each other between the two plants can and often do graft together. I would bet that this phenomenon could be helpful to us as growers who are trying to get a big root system to grow a big plant and pumpkin. Here is a scientific study that I found which proves that root grafting does occur in vegetables.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1343943X.2019.1679649
 



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