Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Rain Guage

I usually put some sort of container out when it is going to rain so I know exactly how much rain fell on the pumpkin patch so I then know how much I need to water.  This sand pail was put out just prior to when the storm came in.  The tape measure reads almost 7 1/2 inches.

Today is going to be relatively dry.  The forecast is for no rain over the next 7 hours so I sprayed some foliar multimineral on the plants.  Two years ago when we were having some pretty big rains the leaves showed that the roots were having trouble soaking up nutrients because they were drowning.   When the leaves get this way they kind of turn a sickly color of greenish/yellow.  What I did that year is spray some foliar epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) and the color came right back after I did so.  This morning what I did is spray multimineral with a little epsom salt and calcium in it in the hopes it would be absorbed before the next round of rain comes through.  The storm is supposed to clear out on Monday.

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