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Post  walshevak on Fri 27 May 2011, 5:03 pm

Was outside a bit ago cutting some kale for dinner and my plants were looking pitiful. I watered them this morning, but the wind and heat has dried out the top 1/3 of the MM already. Although the bottom has some moisture, the soil is shrinking away from the box sides. And it's only in the high 80s. I didn't have time to hand water, so I turned on the sprinkler. With the wind the way it is, everything will be dry in half an hour. FYI, my tabletops are lined with white plastic.

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Post  boog1 on Fri 27 May 2011, 6:55 pm

its rained here so much mine are over loaded with water plus the temps have been alot cooler than normal i'm prayin for heat to warm things up so stuff will grow more.
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Post  walshevak on Fri 27 May 2011, 7:45 pm

I just popped out a minute to check up. The chard, mustard, and spinach is standing back up, but the turnips are limp as cooked spagheti. Well, it was almost time to pull that set of squares anyway. I pulled up a couple just for giggles and there were actual turnip nubbins there. I had everything planted so close together I wasn't expecting even that much.

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Post  shannon1 on Sat 28 May 2011, 4:14 am

Kay see what they look like in the AM before you pull them. It is so hot and windy here, there are some things I water in the am and again in the afternoon. I don't worry about shocking them as the sun warmed water does not do that. Even with the recently added shade cover some still look a little wilted at the end of the day (mostly my poblanos). The morning comes and they are looking great again.
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Post  walshevak on Sat 28 May 2011, 6:49 am

Yep, some of the turnips are standing back up again. I think I can get another harvest from them. But looks like I'm going to have to set up twice a day watering on the TTs. I'll probably use the sprinkler in the early morning and then wand water in the afternoon so the water stays off the leaves during the heat.
I'll give the turnips a haircut today and see if the tender little centers will send up another crop before I leave town.

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