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Andy H

Brooklyn Corner, Nova Scotia

I’m not quite ready to give up on my three plants that have shut down. All three have ok fruit but due to small plant size, all the energy is going to the fruit. Good if you have a big a$$ plant, not so good if the plants are sub 500 sq. Feet.
Is there a way to revitalize the plant leading to new growth?

8/4/2022 10:29:28 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

I don't feel that plants devote energy - they delegate it.
That's just MHO, but the sun, soil and water are all a plant
needs and they can be considered to be unlimited.
Andyway, err, anyway (the guy on TV just said 'anywhere'
as I typed 'anyway' - what a trip!)
SO---My own situation is that my plants are nowhere near their full sizes (of about like 800-1000?) and (guy just said '3,000') lol - 3 polls are open and I just poll'd the 777 Young by self this morning; Although high nitrogen is reputed to cause aborts, my intent is to hit them VERY hard with Miracle-Gro 24-8-16 since I just yesterday got my new pump working and it is terrific! My plants also need to get MUCH bigger, so I'll be doing my 1 TBSP./gallon H2O several times a week equaling about 1/3 of a 55-gallon barrel the first time and perhaps a half a barrel the second, etc. My own 412.5 from last year (1317 Clementz X 1985 Miller), the 1385 Howell/Jolivette and my own 940.6 (2003 Haist X 1200 Adams) all have open pollinations on the mains and the 777 Young is now selfed. That all now said, each are doing very well FRUIT-wise and I don't wanna mess them up, (grapefruits, lol) but at this late date I'll have to see where this takes me and if it happens TO abort my mini fruits, well, at least I may have plants that are big enough to devote all that sun, soil and water of which I spoke to later ones, lol---
I may leave the 1385 and 777 alone due to their wondrous track records already -
I gotta have SOME nice fruits!
PS---I'd like to think that a plant that has all of its vines buried with Mycorrhizae and use of a fertilizer of a high-potassium nature (Urea Mate 5-10-27?) would equal or start to equate to a full-sized plant, although I've yet to SERIOUSLY bury any vines as I know I'm supposed to!!! Good Luck, in any event - eric g

8/5/2022 3:49:18 AM

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