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Subject: I have a jungle
Date Posted: 7/10/2008 7:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2006
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I went away for 4 days over the holiday....and this week my son and I are at scout camp all week....so this evening when I went to walk in the veggie garden...I was overwhelmed at the growth.   The squash are escaping over the fence and are creeping into the tomatoes.   and starting to over run the beans.  The tomatoes are so thick that I can't even walk through them.  The weeds in the spinach filled a muck bucket.  I probalby could of picked a bowl full of lettuce for the entire family...but I decided to wait till tomorrow after camp.....

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 10:03 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2005
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Did it rain while you were away?  Rainwater is like magic for plants for some reason.  I've noticed my young plants always seem to have a noticeable growth spurt after a good rain or two.  Treated water from the hose just doesn't give that same effect.  We've had heavy rain every day this week and I've got a jungle in some spots too. 

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 4:15 PM ET
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I think it rained a little...the sand pail that was left only had about two inches in it.