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watering :(

Postby iowa hawkeyes » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:10 pm

Started watering the punkins this weekend. We haven't had rain for weeks. They still look good (much better than the field corn) but there isn't much chance of rain in the future. We hooked a 1250 gallon tank on to a flat bed and we can do 3 or 4 rows with a tank. We hope it'll hold them till it rains.
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Re: watering :(

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:49 am

Drought is such a pain.
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Re: watering :(

Postby Douglas » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:00 am

Interesting that some areas of the country don't plan for irrigation like we do in the south.

I would not plan anything here without a easy source of water nearby.
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Re: watering :(

Postby iowa hawkeyes » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:13 pm

Douglas wrote:Interesting that some areas of the country don't plan for irrigation like we do in the south.

I would not plan anything here without a easy source of water nearby.

We don't need to irrigate here on a normal year. Haven't had a year like this since 1976.
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Postby hooknline » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:01 pm

News said this Is the worst drought in 100 yrs. covering more area than the dust bowl.
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Postby lynnmcmahan » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:05 pm

Douglas wrote:Interesting that some areas of the country don't plan for irrigation like we do in the south.

I would not plan anything here without a easy source of water nearby.


I usually have something in the garden year round. We haven't had a .25" of rain in March. And we can count on a dry spell in May and October. Being able to irrigate mean the difference between a good garden or not so good garden for me.
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Re: watering :(

Postby greybeard » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:50 pm

I hope it isn't a sign of things to come, but I'm already seeing grasshoppers on some turnips that are barely up..
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Re: watering :(

Postby iowa hawkeyes » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:17 pm

I am sure it's going to be another interesting year here. We had very little snow again this winter for the third year in a row. The ground is still frozen solid too so I think it will be a late spring.
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