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10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew


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I'm So Thirsty, I'm About to Die
Feed Me!
Feed Me!
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OK, so don't drown me, but don't deny me. I'm thirsty. Like, dying of thirst, actually. So, how about meeting me in the middle with the water thing? I have a sneaking suspicion that I have a drainage problem, and my soil is too loose. Here's a trick -- dig a hole in me over there near the okra, about a foot deep and 6 inches wide. Now, fill it up with water and let it drain out. OK, now fill it up again, and make a note of the time. If this batch of water takes less than three hours to drain, then it means my soil drains too fast and I need more water on a regular basis.


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