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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
Randall, I've noticed besides vine vegetables keeping the weeds down, my strawberries and raspberries do also.
Joan, I'm with you, being amazed at the gardeners here, and glad for their experience.
My hugelkultur mounds are only a year old, so I don't know yet how much water they save. I'll let you know when I determine it.
A hat tip to all you gardeners and the experiments you conduct.
Don, your gardens always amaze me, so neat, weed-free, and lush!
Daniel, such excellent harvests you produce. What you sow you reap, big-time! Delicious meals from your food garden must make you feel very proud!
Randy, my heart goes out to your daughter and her family after their catastrophes. Their newsletters continue to sound optimistic. I like your water sequestering processes.
Spud, your watering strategy makes good sense. Those saved dollars can go elsewhere. Do hugelkulturs help cut down your watering bill?
I haven't see any rain for 2 months. I think it's been drier than usual here, but not much. We get very little rain in the summer.
Spud, are you in the middle of a drought? I still use water from my big tubs that collect roof runoff. It's not as easy, but cheap! I haven't had to do it too often since it has been a relatively wet summer.
I think my problem is two-fold. I've added more soaker-hoses to the garden, which delivers more water per hour, and forgot how long I've let the water run in the past.
This month's water bill from the city was a shocker! It was 2 or 3 time the normal cost.
That made me open the city's meter hole and check the usage. I watered my garden and found that I had been using too much water. I took the gallon usage, converted it to cubic feet, calculated how much I should use to water to the depth that my plants roots went to, and found that I should be using 1/2 to 1/3 as much as I have been using.
Welcome, Dorothy, to our little group! I read your comment on Daniel's forum discussion. Regarding tomato worms, I check my plants every day. Those little devils can do some serious damage!
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