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Re: GE

Hi Roy,
RE:>>> I bet the analysis of the soils would give us the secret to
> growing "Great Expectations"
I'll agree, at least partially.  :-)
Unfortunately, there are at least four major variables involved as you
know--soil, water, light and air.  It would be a major step forward to have
the soil analyzed, the plant must be sent with the soil, to an outdoor
research facility where three of the variables could be controlled with only
one being varied--the soil.  I would imagine, that soil, and the nurtrients
therein, is the most critical component in the growth of a plant but I have
seen many seemingly poorly nurished plants do quite well, for just one
season, if they receive primarily lots of water.

With that said, I'll offer the following hypothesis--"Most of this year's
growth is achieved as a result of the absorption of last year's nutrient
mix"--a statement which I would like to see challenged.  This is both an
hypothesis and a belief, yet I imagine there are others more learned than I
on this forum that could add support to, or refute, this hypothesis.

BTW, those 20 GE's might fit in a trial plot that I have available to me, in
case anyone is interested.  :-)

Andrew Lietzow
#1 Plantsman at http://HostaHaven.com
1250 41st Street
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516

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