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Re: now heat/weeds

Well, for one thing, weeds are mostly under-appreciated native plants. They've been adapting to their environment a lot longer than we've been trying to crowd them out with corn, soybeans, and other exotics.

On Jul 24, 2005, at 4:19 PM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:

What is it about weeds, anyway? They stay green, heat or drought. DH
(the allergist) who tracks ragweed religiously, noted that it is
still green and thriving, though much shorter than usual (by 50%).
Our farmers have given up on their corn. One said that it might not
even do for silage.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jul 24, 2005, at 6:12 AM, Gene Bush wrote:

   I do believe every weed seed that ever thought of blowing into
the garden germinated at the same time. We had the hot and dry for
6 weeks and I was beginning to water the gardens the last two weeks
of the mini-drought. then the rains kicked in.... and did they
ever. A whole week of rain almost every day, cloudy overcast skies
and still the heat. two mornings we worked in the garden it rained
most of the mornings off and on... I ran to the big tree in the
center of the garden, watched the rain clouds go by, went back out
to work.
   I have only been working out in the garden from 8 or 9 am until
lunch.The back inside, wash up, have lunch and take a nap. The heat
and humidity is exhausting. But, the garden is getting pretty close
to weed free once more.
   Staying inside I did get most of my fall inventory written up.
Now have about 10 pages of new plants for this coming fall. Still
just a very few more to go, but almost finished with that project.
New newsletter written for August... so. Some good was hidden in
last week. Now for this one.
   Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>

It is ungodly hot out here this weekend... I am staying inside
after 8am, or
at least in an a/c car and meeting hall. Tomorrow they are
predicting 100+
degrees, heat index at 120....this is not normal!


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

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