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Created On: 08/03/2021 04:22 PM
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 08/03/2021 04:22 PM
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Central Floridave

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And, I'm only happy when it rains!

Haven't dragged a hose in a few months.

 08/10/2021 05:03 AM
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inletbum

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I second that feeling. Not to mention, I have been watering some of my palms soley with captured rain water when we had dry periods earlier in the summer and some with city water and what a difference there is. The plants watered with rain water look so much better and actually seem to grow faster. I wish I had a larger rain catch.

Edited: 08/11/2021 at 08:26 AM by inletbum
 08/10/2021 10:02 AM
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Central Floridave

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I capture rain off my roof into buckets and trash cans and whatever container laying around. Even use a wheelbarrow at strategic drip corners. I only water my jaboticaba with rain water as anything else, especially well water will degrade the plant. City water with flouride and chlorine can kill back as well. Especially flouride in certain ornamentals. Palms are pretty tolerant though, but yes, rain water the best.

I also have a pond that captures water off the roof. That is all kinds of tadpoles and debris in it. That has to provide plant nutrients as well as I bucket the water out of it and onto plant roots.
 08/14/2021 09:22 AM
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Central Floridave

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Let It Rain, Let It Rain, Let It Rain!
 08/25/2021 07:34 AM
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Central Floridave

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Hello, it's me again...been awhile...just wanted to mention my rain buckets are bone dry and since my last post the rain has avoided my garden. Just thought posting and complaining about it may help get rain.
 08/25/2021 08:47 AM
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scombrid

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Getting pretty dusty in Rockledge. Doesn't take long with hot nights, sunny days, and sugar sand for soil.

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 08/26/2021 05:21 AM
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Central Floridave

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It worked! I got 1/2 inch of rain last night!
 08/27/2021 05:05 AM
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Central Floridave

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Another dumpage of rain overnight !
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