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RE: where is everyone?

Could you put a drain from your washer and send the gray rinse water to
your veggies.  My Dad used to do that when we lived in South Texas.  Also,
saw an article where a man connected the drain from his shower to the beds.

> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/4/2008 1:47:02 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] where is everyone?
> Oh I have lots of mulch. All the spoiled hay and manure from our sheep
> goes into the vegetable garden. So much of it that the garden area - at
> least 100ft x 100ft - is almost six inches higher than the rest of the
> yard. But when you get no rain from April through November, and daytime
> temperatures are high (over 100 for July and August) you have to add
> water. We know our water use in summer is mostly outside. The animals
> have to drink, can't cut that back. The front yard needs to use less,
> which I'm working on, but it isn't really an option to let it all die at
> once. So that leaves the veggie garden. What would be cool is if I can
> find some kind of pump to transfer the dirty water out of the animal
> pens into the veggies, but so far everything I've looked at is either
> electric (no electricity readily available) or really labor-intensive,
> which I wouldn't do very often. Hmmm.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Daryl
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 8:39 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] where is everyone?
> Cyndi,
> Is there some reason you can't use sycamore leaves in the vegetable
> garden
> to hold moisture? I shred every leaf and keep it. It really cuts down on
> the
> watering bills.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI"
> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 11:16 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] where is everyone?
> > Not much happening here. Still haven't had a frost although it's
> > starting to get colder - about 35 this morning. I spent a nice
> afternoon
> > in the greenhouse over T-day weekend circling plants in my High
> Country
> > Gardens catalog, I'm going to try a lot of new things in the area we
> > cleared next to the house. The sonic booms from the shuttle coming in
> > about knocked me out of my chair! Anyway I decided not to do the
> > prostrate juniper after all unless none of the new stuff works out. I
> > bought a nice variegated yucca at Home Depot too but I'm leaving it in
> > the greenhouse till spring. I raked and shredded sycamore leaves until
> > the dumpster was full, but of course they're still falling so now the
> > same spots are a foot deep again.
> > I'm so bummed about my vegetable garden for next year, seems like with
> > the economy I ought to be planting more not cutting back. We're not
> > short of grocery money but it just seems like the thing to do, you
> know?
> > But the water situation isn't any better. Argh.
> >
> > Cyndi
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