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Nice one J.W.! I have a feeling that those of us in California will be having a similar overgrowth problem this year with the crazy amounts of rain and snowfall we have been receiving. 

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WTG, hanging in there on that piece JW.

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Awesome job, congrats sir.

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That's a big sucker too, nice!  It looks like that growth is with the "touch me and I'll stab you to death with my fine hair spikes" plants.

I learnt the hard way not to pull them out by hand.

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That’s gorgeous!!! 🙂 Congrats!

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14 hours ago, AU_Solitude said:

Nice one J.W.! I have a feeling that those of us in California will be having a similar overgrowth problem this year with the crazy amounts of rain and snowfall we have been receiving. 

Two years ago there was a lot of rain.  Last year there was a lot less rain but a lot of fires.  We are having a lot of rain again this year so watch out in 2 years or so areas that have not burned in the last 10 years.  We did have a long drought.

There is one other ingredient plants need in quantity in addition to rain.  That would be CO2.  It has been increasing in the atmosphere and there is more plant growth (just like fertilizer) as a result.  This is independent of temperatures because some areas are colder and some are warmer than normal but have increased growth.

I'll just add this article about the records set this year which exceed 2017.

https://www.sierrasun.com/news/local/februburied-record-snowfall-stacks-up-in-sierra-nevada-at-truckee-tahoe-resorts/ 

Mitchel

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10 hours ago, phrunt said:

It looks like that growth is with the "touch me and I'll stab you to death with my fine hair spikes" plants.

I learnt the hard way not to pull them out by hand.

:laugh:😂🤣 Yes Simon....you are correct. It is that very plant. They still got me, I don't even know how as I avoid touching them as much as possible. I certainly don't pull them out by hand. Not unless I have my leather gloves with me, which I  didn't that day. There were heaps of thistles too that had done their full cycle & were spreading their seed everywhere. Look out next year. :rolleyes: The thistles got me to as in some places I just had to walk through them.

JW :smile:

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When seeing the water down below in the canyon, most prospectors would stay low.  The photo of your dig and the gold on bedrock just goes to prove...gold is where you find it.  Nice pics and nugget.

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