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Topic by erika posted 04-08-2012 09:19 AM 922 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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erika

422 posts in 1768 days
hardiness zone 5a

04-08-2012 09:19 AM

Both March and now April have been very dry months. Lovely sunshine to be sure, but dry. When should we start watering? The perennials are showing signs of rebirth. It gives me such pleasure to see the buds all over them. Life renewing itself.

So, do I start watering or not?

-- Erika, Hastings, ON



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jroot

5088 posts in 2349 days
hardiness zone 5a

04-08-2012 09:48 AM

I watered SOME plants today – ones that I had moved recently. Give them a fighting chance of survival.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

04-08-2012 03:29 PM

it is dry out there—lots of farmland that is usable this year that has always been covered in water.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 2499 days
hardiness zone 5a

04-09-2012 07:03 AM

I watered some of my gardens yesterday Erika.They are really dry for this time of year.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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NavyCop68

262 posts in 2010 days
hardiness zone 8

04-09-2012 01:39 PM

I wish it were that dry… We were on track (and just missed) record rainfall for March… We will see how April ends up but has been somewhat drier so far.

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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Cindy

346 posts in 1430 days
hardiness zone 6

04-09-2012 01:52 PM

I hate to start so early, but I will begin watering this week – it’s just too dry, and unseasonably hot.

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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erika

422 posts in 1768 days
hardiness zone 5a

04-09-2012 03:16 PM

It’s always something, isn’t it? It’s hard to hit that sweet spot and stay there. Mother Nature is so unpredictable.

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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jroot

5088 posts in 2349 days
hardiness zone 5a

04-09-2012 05:35 PM

It is getting cold now at 8:30 p.m., and I went out to check the garden. I noted that a lot of the tulips are lying flat on the ground. I’m thinking they desparately need water. If it doesn’t rain tomorrow, I’ll give them a squirt.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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nate22

88 posts in 1306 days

04-17-2012 04:21 AM

It be nice if it where a little drier were I live. The water table is so high that all the ponds and rivers are up to there banks and some of the farmers can’t get into some of there fields. Some farmers have to only because they have like between 1200 to 17000 acres to farm.

-- Nathan, Middlebury, In. www.knfurniture.blogspot.com

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

04-17-2012 04:28 AM

extreme weather conditions—either hot or cold, wet or dry…

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Mike55

6 posts in 1072 days
hardiness zone 7

04-20-2012 11:54 AM

I live in West Tn. and it is unusually dry here. I have my veggie garden in and I have to water it at least every other day. We are expecting rain this evening but only a little and at least 6-7 days without a drop. Yes!!! I will be watering a lot this year I suspect.

-- organic

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