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Thursday, May 23, 2024 Little Ketchup Grittyville, WA

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Bert and Ernie the bushel gourd bedfellows. They are in this tough world together now.

The 243 Brown (lets call this one Bert) had weaker roots and is lagging a bit, maybe overwatered it, the 193 Sherwood (lets call this one Ernie) is stronger. The new mix they are in is mostly composted wood chips, some fire pit dirt and some regular dirt. I'll offset any nitrogen drain with miracle grow. Plus I have the fish fertilizer and dead bees which will add nitrogen. I used the decaying wood chips mostly for some aeration under the plants. Hopefully the result is healthy roots and hopefully some healthy fungal biology & worms later on...

Now that they are in the same dirt together it will be a fair competition, eventually one will become the main plant and the other will be demoted (but not pulled out, you'll see...).

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