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Grow diary of 2021 first bulk grow: @Clatsopnehalem

Clatsopnehalem

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I have something like a quarter acre and am using a few measures and marked rows for tobacco and onion companion planting as an experiment due to my curiosity as a permaculture student I like to find companions and identify enemies between plants. Anyway I might come to find good or possibly annoying results it’s all an experiment. I’m growing 5 trays of lizard tail Orinoco (128 cell). 3 trays of Black Sea Sampson (128 cell) and 1 tray of 72 Black Sea Sampson I started indoors then moved outside.


here’s may 14th

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May 30th

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Today June 23rd

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I had problems at first because they were basically all yellow but I just started fertilizing with liquid compost and fish fertilizer for the past 4-7 days and they are all coming back full force!! So the biggest plants in the 72 tray are Black Sea SampsonI started indoors and the trays all the way to the left are also Black Sea Sampson that were started outside with the lizard tail Orinoco trays. I know there’s a lot I probably did wrong I know for a fact they got over watered and almost died of fungus so I probably leached all there nutrients out by accident back then because I didn’t predict a week of rain after watering them and left the domes on there trays to long and I planted way to early for not being in a greenhouse. I ended up switching from bottom feeding to top feeding and I flipped there water holding trays upside down to prop the seed trays up and let them drain and dry out before I started to fertilize. I’ve been seeing them come back to health but I thought I’d try to start some dialogue here and get some advice.
 

Clatsopnehalem

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I’ve been wanting to get them in the field like now but I don’t think there big enough yet but sense I’m in Oregon I feel like I should have my plants in the ground by now. Any advice is welcomed and appreciated ❤
 

Clatsopnehalem

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Clatsopnehalem

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Next day June 25 more than half of the tray was planted but we have to finish tomorrow morning because it got to hot and had other responsibilities to tend to. We gave each plant a liter of water each and going to fertilize them in a few days probably because there’s a lot of ground water out here.
 

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Clatsopnehalem

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Last three Turkish tobacco trays which I’m not sure if are even Turkish it was an unlabeled container in my drawer could only have been Sampson or Virginia gold lol but they seem happy
 

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Clatsopnehalem

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So we’ve had a lot of extenuating circumstances and we unfortunately lost a lot of plants due to forgetting to ask someone to water the trays for us. So sense we’ve realized we might be just as busy next year we might switch to a float bed system so we can be away for a day and come back to plants that are still alive. Anyway it also is a first year till and we didn’t have a greenhouse this year so we planted the trays late so for what we did get planted it’s looking better for the future. We gotta get everything ready before next year but we will get it done. So here’s some photos I am out of town so I haven’t taken current pictures of them yet these are from right after the mass plant loss.


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