Friday, July 17, 2009

More weird weather

We've kept up our hot, dry streak. It's been over 100 every day this week (actually our "below 100" temps for the last month or so have still been in the 98-99 range). Right now? It's 74. That wasn't a typo......74 at noon, in July, in Texas. Friends 10 miles away claim they got rain this morning, but not here. The official weather report says 0.00 inches of rain, which means it'll be logged at a "trace". Since May 24, all we have had is a trace of rain. I think we might just make it two months without any actual precipitation. The local gardening show that comes on every week talked about the drought yesterday. They said that at this point, even the people with rain water collection have run out of it, so everyone is watering with city water, which is really high in sodium. Apparently, now we are killing our plants by watering them because the sodium builds up in the soil. The recommendation was that if (for instance) you water 1 hour at a time, you need to water 2 hours once every 2 or 3 weeks to help wash the sodium away from the roots.

We have completely given up on our's done for the "spring" we are reorganizing and will probably do some fall planting at the end of august.

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