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Jul. 28th, 2009 @ 10:33 am I Can Be Happy When it Rains...
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From:keter_magick
Date:July 30th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
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*sigh* At least your garden is producing something. It's been so hot and dry here that mine is just green and leafy, which would be good if I was growing green leafys....but I'm growing squash and tomatoes and eggplant and string beans...stuff that's supposed to flower and put on fruit. No pollinators this year, either. In fact, there aren't any insects at all. My poor fig tree is about to die, even with a hose on it every day; it just can't pump enough water to keep up for 45 days of 100°+ weather. The birds are gone or falling dead out of the trees. In a lifetime of living in this area, with more than 30 years of gardening experience, I've never seen anything like this year.

Not really wishing for one, but...Where are the hurricanes?
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From:senseless
Date:July 30th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)

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I was sitting outside in the dark last night wondering the same thing.

I know you guys are in a seriuos draught.

I resurrected a flowering vine in the back one summer by taking a small 1/4 inch tube and snaking it down to the plants roots, then started a siphon in it from a five gallon bucket.

Took a few hours to empty so I did it in the morning and night and it began to grow like crazy.

As far as water volume used you might be better to leave a steady drip on the tree and keep the water local to the trunk than you would be to turn a hose on it, unless you have a good moat to fill up and let it soak down,

I bet you have a moat...