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Re: Summer hibernation?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Summer hibernation?
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:42:37 -0500

same thing.  too much water makes it expand, too little makes it contract.

On 8/18/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> What happens if you just water the soil around there every now and then?
>
> d
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Summer hibernation?
>
>
>  LOL - no these old pier & beam houses on this black gumbo clay shift and
>> drop from time to time.  We had so much rain in April & May then way too
>> hot
>> and bone dry since, it really makes the ground contract.  We have water
>> main
>> breaks a lot too this time of year, the gumbo contracts so much by late
>> summer it starts tearing the old water mains up.  I'm just glad I don't
>> have
>> a slab foundation.  You have to water those buggers all summer or it'll
>> tear
>> the concrete slabs up.   That's why houses don't have basements here.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 8/18/10, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Have to have the house leveled... say what? Is the ground sinking? The
>>> foundation dissolving? I've been watching too many weird movies, I guess.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Aug 18, 2010, at 1:51 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>>>
>>> LOL Daryl amen on those miserable 6 legged vultures.  Cyndi - I figure
>>> it's
>>>
>>>> just too boring to say - hi guys, still hotter than bejesus here.
>>>>  watering
>>>> again.  yadda, yadda. every friggin' day.   My HCG order comes in the
>>>> week
>>>> of 9/20 so may have something interesting (or at least different) to
>>>> share
>>>> by then.  Oh, I do have to have the back of the house leveled here in a
>>>> few
>>>> weeks, it's really dropped in the past month.
>>>> But this is also kind of boring I guess.....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 8/18/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> It's too hot here in Georgia. Except for 2 days, we've had months with
>>>>> every day over 90 and most nights in the mid 70's. And the mosquitoes
>>>>> are
>>>>> really fierce. Just going out to get the mail is letting ones self in
>>>>> for
>>>>> a
>>>>> bloodletting. I was out taking a few pictures this morning and got 3 on
>>>>> my
>>>>> forehead with one slap.
>>>>>
>>>>> d
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
>>>>> CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:10 AM
>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Summer hibernation?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Pretty quiet - is it too hot for anyone to be gardening? It has been
>>>>>
>>>>> over 100 for five or six days here.
>>>>>> I didn't do much last weekend myself. Saturday I started pulling out
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> onions. This year I grew a variety called Candy as well as Texas 1015.
>>>>>> I
>>>>>> think the sweet onions needed more water than I was providing since a
>>>>>> lot of them split. I still have a lot of onions, I filled up the extra
>>>>>> fridge and then started looking for other preserving options.
>>>>>> I went for my usual Sunday morning hike too. While we were away at the
>>>>>> end of July a big fire went through that area which is not far from my
>>>>>> house. We had no cell service where we were so we were blissfully
>>>>>> ignorant. On the way home I listened to anxious voicemails from the
>>>>>> pet-sitter "I'm in my car on your street and I can see the flames at
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> top of the hill...they haven't evacuated yet...I don't know what to do
>>>>>> about your sheep..." There's a couple miles of tract housing between
>>>>>> us
>>>>>> and open space. I have always figured that if fire came up over those
>>>>>> hills the fire department would throw everything they could at it so
>>>>>> it
>>>>>> did not get into the tract houses, and so they did, but it got right
>>>>>> up
>>>>>> to the backyards. They made fantastic efforts to save houses in the
>>>>>> hills so there was very little lost. But it's pretty ugly now where we
>>>>>> hike, I guess we will have to content ourselves with watching it grow
>>>>>> back.
>>>>>> My pond, which is a galvanized stock tank, has developed a slow leak.
>>>>>> I've decided to get rid of it instead of replacing it, I have enjoyed
>>>>>> the pond but it does take time to keep nice. Just have to figure out
>>>>>> what to do with the goldfish.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cyndi
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Pam Evans
>>>> Kemp TX
>>>> zone 8A
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>> Inland Jim
>>> Willamette Valley
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Pam Evans
>> Kemp TX
>> zone 8A
>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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