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Spring Garden Water and Heat Theory

Post  Jay Bird on 5/3/2010, 10:13 am

Morning fellow SFG'ers, I have been reading some of the posts and thought I would add this bit of info, note the following is just my own personal theary.
Over the years it has been very obvious to me that rain is much better for the garden than water from the hose.
I believe that 1 the lack of water treatment in rain is a plus for the plants and
2 I think that the barometric preassure change prior to the rain tells the plant to prepare, because if you will notice that hose water on a hot july morning vs. rain on a hot july morning has completely different effects. Now I am not a enet research guru like some of ya'll but I can see what happens in the garden.
So this past weekend my sfg was in need of water and the forecast called for rain. I opted to wait on the rain well we only got a few sprinkels so while the weather was still cloudyb and threatening I went ahead and watered. Guess what ! everything grew substantially even with the hose water.
Just a theory but nature knows better than us

Did any of that make any sense??

Heat ! In my area of NE Texas we have not had our typical warm weather and it is obvious in the garden, I planted Jalapenos that we germinated in the house several weeks ago and put a couple dozen in the greenhouse, The greenhouse jalapenos have tripled in size compared to the garden plants as well as the tomatoes , and okra, Note everything is in Mel's Mix

So if your little plants are not looking well in the sfg check what temps they need to grow best, I will bet in the next few weeks the little guys will jump up out of the box
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Post  timwardell on 5/3/2010, 11:33 am

Great observations JayBird. Makes perfect sense.
I have seen the heat situation with my own peppers. It's been a pretty cool spring in Texas as you noted and my peppers haven't done much of anything. We finally hit 80 the other day so I'm hoping they'll start growing soon!
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