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Re: Re: OT: Weather/Drought watering

From: RYFigge@aol.com

This drought is becoming veryserious!  Even Maryland has  joined the 
restricted list and my friends are all saving  shower-water-before-the 
hot-comes on, dishwater,  hand-washing water, etc.  One phoned the extension 
service and asked if this "recycled" water would be at all harmful with soap 
in it, and the answer was that it would be o.k. for anything except 
rhododendrons and azaleas, in otherwords, don't use it on acid-loving plants. 
 I have a room airconditioner that would drip on my wooden porch, but my 
son-in-law attached a small -diameter hose to carry the water over the edge 
and now I have a bucket tocatch the water, and  it fills in a day and a half 
and is very useful for small plantings - if you can lift it, which I can't, 
so I dip or get help!  I heard about someone who bought huge drums and 
disconnected their down-gutters (or whatever they are called) and collects 
rainwater (what is that!)  and sometimes there is a brief errant shower.  I'm 
not just worried about the flower world (Iunderstand some places have shut 
down because no one is buying since they can't water)  but the farmers' 
plight  will mean food shortage  and that added to the oversupply of malls 
covering up good farmland is going to be another problem.  There will still 
be another if I don't stop this and get back to my other desk, which is not 
as interesting, but necessary to paying bills etc  Rosalie nr Baltimore  zone 
7 where it is still hot and humid and dry (how does humid and dry go 
together?)  ryfigge@aol.com

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