Gardening Ideas forum: Natural watering system

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Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
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Sep 14, 2017 9:44 AM CST
I had way too many cucumbers this year, and made all the pickles I could, gave away all I could... I didn't have anything to do with anymore in late July, and didn't want them going to waste, so I cut my plants off at the ground. The roots pulled up water for almost two weeks even when we had a lot of really dry days. I thought if I ever did anything like that again, that might be a good place to plant something else, and the seeds would have plenty of time to sprout before the water stopped. Not that I plan on cutting down good plants anymore, but it's nice to know it works that way, and maybe somebody can get a helpful idea from that.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Sep 15, 2017 6:40 PM CST
That is very interesting Smiling
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