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Expected germination: 8-12 days
Expected harvest: 68 days

54 seeds

06/02: Planted 2 per cell in 27 cells.
06/06: Most have swelled and are now visible at or upon soil surface. 22 of 54 (41%) have shoots just starting.
06/10: 51 of 54 (94%) have shoots 0″ to 1-3/4″ tall.
06/14: Shoots are too dense to count and mostly 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″ tall.
06/19: Shoots are too dense to count and mostly 3″ to 6″ tall.
06/23: Planted out.
07/18: Mass is up to 26″ tall with four vines taller at up to 37″. First flowers developing.
07/24: Mass varies from 27″ to 48″ tall. Many flowers and the first few pods are developing.
08/01: Mass varies from 40″ to 63″ tall. Many pods starting to fatten.
08/07: Mass varies from 37″ to 68″ tall. Many pods ready to pick and many still fattening.
08/07: We’ll count the harvest as starting today, although we actually left them on the vines until 08/09 so as to have enough for four people at Sunday lunch.
08/09: Light powdery mildew on leaves facing fence.
08/15: Mass varies from 46″ to 69″ tall. Harvest continues. Powdery mildew on all but newest leaves.
08/19: Heavy powdery mildew. Harvested two small servings.
08/23: Mass varies from 60″ to 70″ tall. Heavy powdery mildew below 52″. Several young pods.
08/29: Sprayed with baking soda (1/2pt at 1t/qt) against powdery mildew.
08/29: Harvested two small portions.
08/30: Mass varies from 36″ to 68″ tall. Lots of powdery mildew. A few young pods.
09/05: Mostly died back, severe powdery mildew, and only a few young pods. Pulled out.

Harvest: 66-88 days, perhaps 6ozs total. Very disappointing.

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