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August 10, 2012 5:00 AM

Gardener’s almanac (Aug. 11)

Watering problems – While we got some blessed rain this week, it wasn’t a lot, and many plants will still have a water deficit if they haven’t been watered properly. On the other hand, it’s been easy to overwater during the drought. “We have seen a significant amount of overwatering this year,” Ward Upham of K-State says. “Plant roots need oxygen just as much as they need water. Soils that become waterlogged have very little oxygen, and roots can literally drown. Be sure to allow the soil to drain and begin to dry between deep waterings.”

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