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Good watering makes good gardens

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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 3:56 pm | Updated: 4:07 pm, Tue Jun 11, 2013.

Plants need water to keep cool, pump minerals up to their leaves and grow. And in many regions and many seasons, they can fend for themselves getting water.

Used to be, they had to. It was less than a hundred years ago that garden hoses came on the scene. Before that, rainfall was pretty much all plants got, except in arid regions where periodic "flood irrigation" was used.

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