Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rainy Day Yay!

It's sprinkling right now and I managed to hook my rain barrel up to the down spout (via the watersaver) about an hour ago. I'm kind excited about it. Actually I'm totally excited about it. I'm such a dork I went out in the near-dark and the rain to watch the water pour into the bottom of the barrel... lol. I was surprised at how much was actually was going in... it was like leaving the water faucet on medium-low. Yay for free water!

Edited to add:

I got on Gardenweb forums to see if I could figure out what was wrong with my purple pepper leaves - Seems I might have been over heating the plant. So now it's been off the little heating pad for a few hours and it does most defiantly seem perkier but it's still purple. I'll give it a few days. I'm worried about the pimento peppers too, as they're starting to look a little leggy. In general though, all the peppers seem a lot happier off the hot pad. Naughty me. But what do I know? I've never started peppers from seed before. Live and learn. In my defense I thought it was about 60°F daytime temps in the basement - turns out it was actually 70°F - the heating pad warms things up about 10° so I was on the right track just off the right temperature! Ooops.


Randy Emmitt said...


Your not the only one getting excited about the first rain in the rain barrels, we did that. Still do when we have a drought, which has been going on here for like 3 years now.

Free water, we have a well, but don't want to run it dry. Our neighbor just up the hill had the re drill her well last year, the old well was 250 ft the new one 750 ft, ouch on paying for that.

Annie's Granny said...

I had that same purple worry with one of my tomato plants, but it seems fine now. In fact it's the largest of the four. My pepper plants were kept at 80F on the heat pad, and still at 80F under the lights, and no purple. My, we do worry about those babies don't we?