9/11/15: In the garden this week

Just a quick post, mostly an update on the water situation. Yesterday and overnight we finally got some much-needed rain, but it was considerably less than necessary to ease the drought. My rain gauge registered just over an inch of water, or approximately one normal week’s rainfall. At least you don’t have to water the vegetable garden or planters for a couple of days! But customers of Ridgewood Water are still in Stage IV watering restrictions, meaning hand-held watering only. If you get your water from a different company, check their website for the current status. And hold off on fall planting or lawn reseeding or fertilizing until those restrictions ease.

More rain is predicted for tomorrow night! Enjoy the garden this week, and check back here next week for another update. (Soon it will be time to think about preparing the garden for winter.)

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