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Looks like the gardeners of the group are gone?
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

It looks to me like the all the usual suspects are still here. RGE has never been a high volume NG. Why do you say they have gone?
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Happens this time every year....they're all out in the garden....
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Nothing really, it has just been so hot here I have been inside too much. The weeds have taken over and the plants are turning brown and I just can't take the heat and humidity. Either I am getting old or it is worse this year
MJ
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On Thu, 12 Jul 2012, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

i suspect it is both, since we get older every year! we have drought conditions in Chicagoland, and it's hard to keep up watering. I've let the lawn go dormant. Keeping the trees and perennials watered is my main focus.
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barbie gee wrote:

and for me it's a few lbs heavier which makes me tolerate heat less. good thing the heat is here as i'm finally able to peel off that extra winter weight. but when it gets to be near 90 i feel it much more than i did previously. it hasn't helped to have the AC on as that makes it way too easy to not sweat it off. still drink a lot of water and stay in midday for a siesta. :) this is when i get caught up on e-mail, usenet, reading and other frogging around.

much the same here. about 2-3 inches of rain the past 8wks. i'm glad now that many plants are big enough to have deep roots. i water deeply and less often. also glad to see the soil mostly covered by green (beans, tomatoes, onions, chard, beets, peppers all going gonzo). will be out watering tomorrow or Saturday.
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Remind me again where you are? Sometimes I think you are in western North Carolina and other times I don't. I am in south eastern North Carolina with no rain. Fortunately we live on a lake and use it for the irragation system. UN fortunately the lake is down about 20 inches so boating is a bit of an issue :)
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

...drought...
i'm east and north of Chicago by several hours as the crow flies and probably a few hours north and a bit west of Pat in Plymouth, MI if i swoop in her direction. or, mid-Michigan... look up Brant, MI, we are close to there.
i did live in the hills of eastern TN for a few years, but that was quite a while ago now (loved swimming in the Watauga Resevoir and hiking the AT for day hikes...). remember very well how fast that resevoir water level would sink in the dry summers.
the water situation here is ok at present in terms of the well. it is pretty deep. still we try to not overdo it when it comes to irrigation since the plants do so much better on rain water. there are also two almost constantly running ditches, but these are agricultural runoff and so i would want to set up a wetland to filter the water before using it in the gardens.
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I'll be going through there next week on my way to Decorah and the SSE convention....haven't had noticeable rain here in upstate NY for some weeks; the only green is where I've watered what I must in the garden and a new front lawn, thanks to Irene and a collapsed wall last fall...
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wrote:

I got to spend 2 hours in the garden this morning. I was able to trim back all of the squash plants and low and behold there is a bunch of new growth, flowers and all, coming. Even the cucumbers have some green and flowers. Perhaps things are not as grim as I had thought. I trimed back the tomato plants in the greenhouse too. They have about reached their life expectancy. I have some new ones started and some of the plants have restarted themselves. A few weeks and I will cut them way back and start a new crop. Thanks for sticking around folks, its good to chat again MJ
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