During the summer be intelligent in your water use

It’s always fascinating to me to hear people talk about water about this time of year. I once spoke with a man who felt pretty sure he was applying at least an inch of water; when I got him to measure it, he found that he was applying less than 1/10 inch. People ring my phone occasionally to describe what sounds like a plant experiencing water deficit. When I mention water, sometime I hear “but we’ve had a lot of rain.” And this time of year rain can be spotty.