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Keeping Plants Alive: Watering Tips for the Summer

It’s the perfect storm. Excuse the pun.

The tomato plants are ripening and the zucchini flowers have already formed shiny, dark green fruit. The frequency of rain and amounts of precipitation are diminishing and the temperatures are heading toward August highs.

But wait a minute, the calendar says it’s time to start packing for that vacation planned last winter.

While color-coded charts provided by Penn State University show no immediate concern for drought in the Blair-Bedford region, as August approaches, things are already starting to appear more arid.

We’re seeing a little deficit in rain,...


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