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You are a genius! :D Thanks so much!
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rainbowgardener wrote:You are a genius! :D Thanks so much!
Nah man, Not even smart and sometimes just plain offensive, but I did learn how to skirt around a problem. :D
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Once again you guys and gals impress me to no end. You remind me to be greatful for my long growing season and abundant rain. I am humbled when I read about the heroic measures some of you go to in order to grow your gardens. :oops: So next summer when I start whining about the heat, humidy and mosquitoes REMIND me how blessed I am.
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Living and growing in Lafayette, La.

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

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If anyone in Hawaii wants to make a rain barrel, this is the web address for the Board of Water Supply https://www.boardofwatersupply.com/csswe ... m?sid=2091
It contains the parts list for what you will need. You can contact Pearl City Urban Garden center on Tues and Thursdays 9 a.m.-11a.m. to make an appt to have the barrel drilled for you. (It takes a special bit).
Food grade barrels are available ask Pearl City Urban Garden Center for locations. As to cost savings. I does not save a lot of money. Each barrel will hold about 50-53 gallons of water. That's about 10 (5gal) buckets of water. I have 2 barrels in tandem. When it rains, the barrels are full and I don't need the water. (Hint one barrel fills up fast in heavy rain, so why not have 2). I use the water when it does not rain. I use it for my orchids. I can dip about 80 orchids with 10 gallons of water. If it is a long dry spell, the barrel will be emptied quickly.
Happy gardening in Hawaii. Gardens are where people grow.

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ElizabethB
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OMG :!: So glad you got the rain you needed. Personally I rejoiced because it did not rain today. All about perspective.
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When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

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