Big time rain event occuring ,plants should be looking better for garden tour :)

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Bullwinkle, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I was a little worried about garden tour as my plants were looking ok but not vibrant.Hoping this 4+ inch rain event will get things moving and some new growth flushing :)
     
  2. Jerry@TreeZoo

    Jerry@TreeZoo Well-Known Member

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    Thunder Bolt and Lightning, very very frightening.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Galileo, Galileo ... :rolleyes:

    Mike:

    Nitrogen enriched and slightly below 7.0 ph level rain will definitely get 'um cranking! :eek:

    Better than water soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer in my opinion. :cool:

    Spread around some of your composted manure in the rain so it washes in. It will be like dessert. ;)
     
  4. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    All that rain looks to be confined to South Florida...Me, back out in the yard and drag the hose.... :(
     
  5. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    It's a washout! That's a whole lotta rain for April. Is this June already? Not complaining, just sayin!
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Going on 1pm on sunday and the rain has not stopped! Just a nice, steady rain. The great thing I love about it is, I just fertilized the entire yard this past week with palm and a tropical fertilizer and it's getting all washed in.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The Agave, Prickly Pear and Peruvian Hedge cactus tour would be nice here. It hasn't stopped scorching here for hours....about 504 hours to be exact. I have some of the finest looking mites around.
     
  8. Jerry@TreeZoo

    Jerry@TreeZoo Well-Known Member

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    The weather guys said it is heading north west, so you guys might get a taste.
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice thought Jerry but it'll never happen. April and November are the driest months of the year here. We had our deluge for the month a week ago.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I emptied the rain guage out this morning with almost 4" of rain, mostly all of sunday and a tad from late saturday night. The yard is saturated!!! Expecting much more today(monday and even tuesday).
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I had a small cactus growing in my rain gauge.
     

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