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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:29 am 
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She became a hottie, not that she never was in the first place. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Nice morning for a walk. Surprised at the huge yellow wildflower plants in the Brea dam area. Turned paths that normally wind around open fields into tunnels.
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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Damn mustard.
Blame the Jesuits.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Waiting for the rain... Sprinklers are turned off agian.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:58 am 
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It had sprinkled, now waiting for the rain.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 pm 
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2NAKLLR wrote:
Damn mustard.
Blame the Jesuits.


Beat me to it - insidious stuff that overruns the native vegetation, especially in disturbed areas or areas with a little more water like the edge of roadsides. Where there is mustard, there are few wildflowers. It's been heading up the Owens Valley too. There was a big effort to pull Sahara Mustard (one of three types and introduced with date palms) in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and it helped where they were able to get it and probably contributed greatly to this year's super bloom - but it's still prevalent in many areas. It was one thing that the drought helped so the effort may have died off but the damn mustard is sure back this year. Sahara Mustard is a big problem in the deserts but is spreading into the coastal side now too - the leaves are bigger and have "fur".

Can be pulled and left before it flowers but has to be bagged and hauled off afterwards. One plant equals 900 seeds... I'm pretty sure we are beyond the tipping point for desert ecosystems and will have to concentrate eradication efforts on prime areas like the flower fields in Borrego. But if you see isolated plants, pull them and send Caltrans an email asking them to do early herbicide spraying along the highway shoulders, especially 395.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Interesting. Ive noticed different strains in past years. I was taught it came w the Spanish Jesuits monks and it was used to mark El Camino Real between the Missions. Later it was called telegraph weed as it tends to grow in the worked earth left from raising tele poles.

I have a patch visable from my deck I use as a mustardometer. I wish I had known earlier I would have pulled them. Next year. Theyre hearty, coming from such a small seed.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Suns out and its raining!


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Boy the bottom dropped out of the qpf for the next 5day. Fzzzzzt... Maybe a third inch.

But a chance of tstorms tomorrow anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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My totals for today are creeping upwards, ever so slowly.... .17"

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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Even with this .25" so far it's washing all the pollen off . The runoff has yellow/green pollen in it, all along the edges....TMI.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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What happened to the 3/4" of rain? I've only had a third up here.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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What a bust!


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal MarchARpalooza
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No more than a "spit" here in Huntington

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