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Ouad City. HArald .June 28, 2OO1 Page 9 increase the w; ter holding capacity, it is probably to dry. If the soil can be water this way compared to sprinkle By Marilyn Brown, WSU Master Since drought cycles wit! probably molded into a ball which crumbles irrigation. A perforated hoseplaced Gardener Volunteer continueandlesswaterwillbeavailable when rub it, it is probably just right, upside down (with holes down) for landscape use, plan future This rule of thumb does not work for makes a good temporary irrigation Past droughts in Washington have landscapes for more efficient water sandy soil. Sandy soil will generally system. caused concern about the survival use. not fotrn a ball. Water Slowly. If water runs off soil of garden and landscape plants. Soil Preparation for Ne,v Plantings Check soil moisture by digging with surface, or over a sidewalk, or forms All Eastern Washington landscapes Preparethe soil bydiggingortilling, ashovel.Thedepthofadequatewetness puddles it is being applied to fast and is important The addition of organic mater will can be determined, being wasted. to understand the critical times increase the water holding capacity Watering Landscape and Vegetable Irrigate in early morning when the when plants need water and know o,fthesoil.Addtoanentireareasuch Plants humidity is high, there will be less how to apply water efficiently, as alandscape bed and mix with soil The secret is to water slowly, evaporation. Irrigating during a light Thefoliowingwatersavingsuggestions as deep as possible. Examples of deeply and less often. Frequent rainfall will maximize the effect of will help ensure that your home organic matter are, ground bark, shallow watering encourage plants both the rain and the irrigation. gardens and landscapes survive this compost,peatmoss, wellrottedmanure to develop shallow root stems and CoUectroofwaterfromdownspouts year's drought, andleaves.Donoladdorganicmatter these plants will suffer first in a in a pail or barrel for landscape use. Understanding Water Loss to the backfill of individual planting drought. Deep, infrequent irrigation "GrayWater" waterusedtorinsedishes Water evaporates from the soil holes, will encourage deep roots. Deep maybe usedto water houseplants and surface and the rate increases under New tran lants will need frequent roots helpplants tolerate drought outside plants. hol, dry, low humidity or windy irritations until firmly established, better. U drought-tolerant plants. conditions. Sandy gravelly soils hold When and How Much to Irrigate Use drip or trickle irrigation - Con rving Soil Water less water and tend to dry faster. If you have loam soil, and the soil This method wets the soil slowly. Mulching with up to 3 or4 inches Adding organic matter to soils will cannot be rolled into a ball in your hand You can save up to 60c of the of bark, sawdust, woodcarvings. wood chips etc reduces watering. Lawn clippings are good but these may mat down and dry out, making waterpenetration forrewettingdifficult. Avoid peat moss as a mulching matter. Also avoid black plastic as it does not allow for water penetration, and reduces necessary air exchange to the roots. Removal of weeds saves soil water. For more information on gardens or landscapes you can contact the WSU Cooperative Extension, Okanogan County Master Gardeners Volunteers. Master Gardeners can be contact 9:00 a.m.- noon on Tuesday and Thursdays at 422-7245, or stop byRoom 101 oftheOkanogan County Courthouse during these hours, The Master Gardeners often have a booth at the Okanogan Valley Farmers market. You can alsoask them questions there. Solid waste group to tour facility A Solid W;tste Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 2 at the Okanogan County Central Landfill 240 B&O Rd N. Okanogan. Topic will be an informational tour of the facility with discussion to follow. The public is always welcome. Babysitting classes offered Babysitting Classes, sponsored by North Cascades Chapter of American Red Cross, will be held July 18, 19, and 20. Call 422-3440 for registration and information. Patronize your local pharmacy. 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These small refrig- Always carry your diabetes supplies erators have poor temperature control, with you. Bring more than enough for and you're as likely as not to end up your trip, including insulin, test strips with frozen insulin, which must be and lancets, thrown away. If you're going to another country, Take real food with you, in case take with you a note from your doctor meals aren't available from elsewhere, indicating that you have insulin-depen- You never know when you will be dent diabetes. Customs agents are used delayed, or when you'll be stuck some- to travelers with diabetes, so you are place for an extra hour or two. Good unlikely to experience any problems but food choices are fruit, power bars and the note will help if you are questioned, peanut butter crackers. In case you do get into trouble on the road, it's vitally important that you or your travel companion be able to communicate your condition and your needs quickly and correctly. 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