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Re: question for those used to gardening in heat!


I was envying folks in the desert yesterday. Even with dousing with cold
water, and being practically immersed in it for much of the day (fertilizing
a few hundred waterlilies), it was still so humid that there was hardly any
evaporative cooling.  No breeze, either.
And when I got home, the mosquitoes nearly carried me off while I was
watering ( still by hand, carrying every gallon. The well guy is supposed to
come today. (please))

d

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:43 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] question for those used to gardening in heat!


> See, another advantage to living in the desert...it's a dry heat! Our
> daytime highs won't get out of the 90s until September, I expect, but it's
> only 92 today and I wouldn't hesitate to take a couple-mile walk right
now.
> Nighttime it drops dramatically, down into the low 70s or even 60s. And no
> mosquitoes.
> I'll have to remember all these positive words when I'm out there weeding
on
> a Saturday afternoon. I too know how to turn the hose on over my head.

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