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The Adams County Record Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Page 7 Garden Corner By Myrna WeikM -- 355-5829 - mweikal@mtecom.ne If the predictions are correct, it's going to get hot. No surprise for July. So what does that mean for our gardens? Well, some plants are going to love it (melons), some may suf- fer (brassicas), and others will just give up and go dormant. Asparagus will go dormant during very hot or very cold periods, and actually benefits from it. That doesnt mean you shouldn't water it, but my suggestion is that you water it very deeply once a week. Dofft be tempted to cut it back; those green fronds are delivering chlorophyll to the crowns during this period. ' Brassicas,such as cauliflower,cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, may look wilted during the-heat of the day. They will rally in the evening when the air cools. Water them at night or early morning, if possible, and hope that you can get some produce from them before they split or bolt (go to seed). They carl become susceptible to aphids during hot weather, so be on the lookout. Give them enough water and side- dress them with plant food and they will produce their own pesticide, to a degree. Someone suggested tenting them during the hottest weather -- that is a great idea. Use an old sheet or row crop cover to give them some shade. Try this on your peas as well. Lettuce is probably going to bolt. If you still have any radishes in the ground they will become inedible -- bitter and hot -- so dig them up and plant something else in that row. This is a good time to plant carrots, believe it or not, but the seeds must remain moist in order to germinate, so be prepared to water them a little bit every day until you see sprouts. At that point you can water less often but deeper. Or you can put a light layer of straw over them to help keep the ground moist until they germinate. It works as long as the wind doesnt come up and blow all the straw off. If you use soaker hoses you may find that they quit watering evenly after a while. They become clogged with mud and refuse to seep. It's easy enough to unclog them; just take the cap off the end and run water through it while flexing the whole length of the hose. It's a messy job. You are going to get soaked and muddy but on a hot day it feels good. Many perennials are setting seeds now, like columbine and alliums. This is a good time to collect seeds if you want to spread them to a new area. Water your trees deeply every ten days through the hottest part of the summer. It doesnt hurt to leave a sprinkler running lightly for 4 or more hours on a tender new landscape tree, to ensure its first- year survival. On the other hand, you may just give up on some lawn areas. Part of the lawn at the library always wants to go into a dormant state in the heat of the summer, and it seems like there isn't enough water in the world to keep it green.. In fact, the only green is probably bindweed, yellow clover or dandelion, so it makes it easy to spray it down with 2-4-D. But the grass isn't dead. With cooler weather it will rally. On the farmland the waves of grain are getting tall and amber. My dog Jake went into a field after a ground squirrel and he had to hop like a kangaroo to see where he was going. Jakeroo. Tide out-land grasses are tinder- dry, so we all need to be really alert to the fire danger. A cigarette butt or hot tail pipe can start a conflagration in no time. As I was serving pie to her at the Midvale 4th of July barbecue Mary Lundin told me that her blueberry plants are doing great, producing nice fat berries, and that I shouldNt give up hope. She said she uses pine needles to acidify the soil. I applied the acidifier, and also a little gypsum to loosen the clay, and I have been giving more water to my plants. They are alive, but not thriving. Maybe someday... Indian Valley & Mesa News :i: ii iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiii:: . :~:i:':: ::: ..... By Lynn Leatherman -- 739-5756 Continued get well wishes are sent out to our three accident victims from last week. Larry Boehm is ready to have his stitches: removed and is healing nicely. Joan Lakey and Julie Harvey both came through their surgeries for their broken bones, but have a long road of healing time ahead of them. Please keep them in your prayers. Brian and Cyndi Bauer are happy that their daughter, Jessica is home from her trip to Norway. ]essica arrived in Boise on Monday afternoon with many wonderful tales to tell of her trip. Her luggage though, seemed to want to spend more time on vacation, and was found to still be in Paris, France! During the week, Brian and Cyndi enjoyed having his uncle Ron and wife Linda come to visit. They took them to Council for the fourth to watch the porcupine races and all the other activities. Afterward, they joined the family and others at Paula's Park in Indian Valley for more festivities and fireworks. Doris Baker enjoyed the fourth by visiting her daughter, Judy VanKomen, in McCall. Doris sends a special thank you to "Billy" Green, who came and helped her fix a problem with her mower and then mowed the back yard for her. Larry Boehm and Bey Galloway enjoyed having Larry's daughter, Darla Auld, and her girls visit from Lead, South Dakota. Other daughter, Vicki Williams, and her family, came from Benicia, California. While here, they spent time visiting with Dean Boehm up on the mountain. The holiday started with Larry participating with the flag raising in the park, breakfast, parade and the senior center for,lunch. That evening, they headed to Cambridge to enjoy the fireworks. Thursday, Larry and Bey met with the Cuddy Mountain Ramblers for lunch at Lakey's Car& The girls and their families headed either home or on to other vacation places on Saturday after having a wonderful week of family time. Wanna Belle Coriell enjoyed having Jody and Jess James and the kids stop in to visit on the fourth. Wanna Belle appreciated Jess fixing the rails on her deck making them more secure. Jack and Jill Doughton enjoyed a wonderful holiday as they set up their vendor booth in the park in Midvale. Mom, Margaret Thompson, was the designated visitor for the booth. They were able to visit with many friends and enjoy the wonderful activities and barbeque put on by Midvale. That evening, they watched the fireworks in Council. Della Haberle is always about making sure her friends are happy,' and this includes the beautiful hummingbirds that flit about their homestead. Della and John have made twenty-six batches of nectar for their friends so far this year! In the week past, Bill and Ruth Reeder enjoyed having nephew, Phillip McCrumb, and his daughter, Rheannon, and two of their friends come to visit from California. The friends, Selena and Sarah, were former students of Phillips and recounted great stories of a recent trip to Israel. On Tuesday of this week, the couple went to Ontario for an appointment, had lunch with Shirley and Louis Vandrell, and then shopped before heading home. On the fourth, they traveled to New Meadows to celebrate the holiday with cousin, Bob. Luglan, and his daughter Yvette, and her two kids at Bob's home. They enjoyed a nice barbeque and visiting. Jim and Patty Shaw had to wait a few more days for their friends, Maria and Robert, to arrive. The company made it as far as Caldwell and then succumbed to engine trouble. Jim has been working on getting the horse carts ready so they can start enjoying some trips around Indian Valley soon. Dave and Cathy Veselka en)oyed having daughters, Sarah of Pocatello and Julie of Nampa, come home for the weekend. Son, Charlie, daughter-in-law, Stina, and grandchildren Tyree and Lily, spent the week in Cambridge with the Southwicks, but they were able to visit with them quite a bit. They all enjoyed a belated holiday celebration over the weekend. Lanae Veselka enjoyed being part of the belated holiday celebration as she joined the family at son, Dave's, home on Friday evening for a barbeque, On Saturday neighbor Beth Post brought her grandson, Clinton, and his wife over for a visit. Clinton played the violin for about an hour, and his wife sang severally lovely tunes to entertain Lanae and Beth. Later on, granddaughters, Sarah and Ju!ie came over and the three enjoyed playing games together. Connie Hornyak and Tammy Evans enjoyed a journey to the Seattle area Big City Selection All At One Location VALLEY REPAIRS & SERVICES Windshield Repairs & Replacements "We will come to you" Most Comprehensive Insurance pays 100% of Chip Repair Brian & Cyndi Dunham Bauer -Indian V~lley, Idaho (208) 256-4315 over the past couple of weeks. Joined by another daughter, Shannon White, and her husband Dave, they loaded up the van and headed out on June 28th. They stopped for the night at Wild Horse for Shannon and Dave's anniversary present. The next morning they continued on their trip to visit with granddaughter, "Danielle, and her family. While there, Connie and Tammy were able to visit With Ron's brother, Melvin, of Tacoma. He came and took the ladies down to the pier for lunch. They returned home on the 3rd. For the holiday, it was up to Council to enjoy all the festivities. On Sunday, she and Tammy enjoyed going fishing at Whitelicks, but after checking out Tammy's hole, Connie made her move and proceeded to catch the only fish of the day! While Craig Boll once again had to work the holiday, son Hayden headed to McCall to enjoy the festivities. Daughters, Challis "and Meagan, were both home and enjoyed spending time at Paula's Park in Indian Valley and visiting with friends. Craig and Ardis enjoyed having their good friend, Steve Ogden, over for dinner on Monday evening. Although the day started early, like at 5:30 a.m., Ron and Janet Meyer enjoyed the entire day of festivities in Council from breakfast right through the fireworks that evening. Parts and Service Open On Saturday We service all makes and models Quality Service Award Winning Factory Trained Technician STEVF Phone (208) 549-3310 -Toll Free (800) 658-5080 602 Highway 95 Weiser, Idaho 83672 www.hometownmotors.com