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Re: Drought

We've had something like 9 days over 100 this month and 20 something days over 90. Most night temps don't get below 78. The hot, dry wind sucks every bit of life out of plants. It's like being near the dryer vent at the end of the cycle.

The worst part is the lack of rain. The last rain we got (other than 7 drops on my windshield last night) was a third of an inch of rain (actually .35") on July 18th.

The well has about an hour and a half at sprinkler speed ( about 500 gallons) then nada, and the recharge rate is half of what I remember in the worst drought we had, back in the 80's. I'm carrying every drop I can save from sink and shower to the trees, but all that's doing is making me shorter and my arms longer. There's not enough to keep the trees alive.

The cracks in the soil have filled in with dust.

I've got pictures, but they're too depressing for most.

Thanks for asking.

d (the depressed)

----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 3:50 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Drought

Daryl... you must feel like toast by now. How are you doing? Weather Channel keeps comparing Atlanta's weather unfavorably to Tucson's.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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