My attempt to move from Southern California and create a happy and sustainable urban homestead in North Dakota, with some musings on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.



Monday, July 23, 2012

Drought in North Dakota

For those of you who haven't been following the North Dakota weather, we've been in a near-drought for most of the spring and summer. This is probably yet one more indication of global warming, but we'll save that for another post. Anyway, the most pressing need when there is a drought is obviously that the garden needs water, on a nearly daily basis.

Here's a good example comparison of two different sets of cucumber plants. One gets direct drippage from the soaker hose, while the other doesn't. See if you can tell which is which...

Cucumber plant grouping #1

Cucumber plant grouping #2

There definitely is something to the idea of having sun AND water for plants to flourish.

2 comments:

El Gaucho said...

And the grass is oh so crispy crunchy. I'm not sure of the difference between a dormant lawn and a dead lawn (we might be close to dead lawn), but I sure know that some rain would be really helpful.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

I feel so bad for areas getting both the heat and the dry weather. Our area has been suffering too, but we just got two huge storms. It flattened blooming flowers, but the rain was really needed. The cucumbers at the house are the lucky ones. They get all the water directed down the wall.