Tuesday, July 8, 2014

water II

with all the recent rain and yellow leaves around the garden i was surprised to find that the leaves on the sweet corn had curled up lengthwise...a sure sign of transpiration in the zea family and a sign of a need for water as well...there are a few things that could be contributing to this...first it has been a bit warmer the past few days...second there has only been .65 inches of rainfall so far this month and that has been spaced in fairly light amounts..add in the fact that these plants are on the southwestern corner in a bed exposed to the prevailing wind...altogether that could be enough to dry the soil and plants..so i did a bit of selective watering of maize ( and gave the tomatoes in the bed a dash as well )...soil moisture in the rest of the beds seemed to be good enough and the plants happy enough to put off watering until thursday...if it doesn't rain by then.

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