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Re: Fall

Read an interesting feature on maintaining plants in a semi-arid area. 
Set up a cistern, using scarce water that flows from your gutters. You
may have to connect gutters. Make drains from the cistern to gardens
with turn off/on valve.

Set up drains from your showers and rinse water to gardens. 
Direct water from your drive to gardens. 

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:37:57 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fall 

Since we are on a well, I can only haul water in buckets - don't 
dare use a hose for fear of burning out the well pump. Since my 
back isn't what it once was, I can only haul so many buckets, so 
I mainly water the container-garden in my breezeway and on the 
front stoop. Everything else just parches. 
You might think that here in Westchester County, just 40 miles 
north of NY City, we would have city water, but no, not up our 
private road. We pay water taxes each year, but there is no city 
water for the 12 houses on this road. 

In a message dated 9/16/2010 6:25:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes: 

Do most of you water your gardens in summer? Here in CA of course almost 
everyone has sprinklers permanently installed. Is that the case back 
East or do you drag out the hose when it gets dry? 

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