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Garden plants, fruit trees affected by dry conditions in Madison County, North Carolina
5/17/2018 5:31:03 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Madison County, NC

Start Date: 5/14/2018 - End Date: 5/14/2018
The creeks are drying up. Down to two flowing. One minimally, the other modestly. No longer audible. The ground is dry and hard, dusty in places. The soil in the garden is dry and the plants are being watered with water from the rain barrel, which was emptied out yesterday. Today when I transplant more pepper, tomato, parsley and basil plants I will need to use well water. The cherries on the trees are almost half size, as are the blueberries. The bush cherries have lost all their fruit after flowering too early. The apple trees have tiny fruit appearing. The bluebird and phoebe babies are getting big and will probably leave the nest in a few days. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Leicester 6.5 WNW on 5/14/2018