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Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by digitS', Aug 27, 2018.

  1. May 11, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    Same here. Cool and drizzle day.
     
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  2. May 11, 2019
    digitS'

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    First day with temperatures above 80ºf ..

    . since September 7, 2018. Over 8 months!

    It's a little hard to adjust with the first day above 70º, less than a week past ...

    Active today! Good thing that I'm a California boy.

    :D Steve
     
  3. May 12, 2019
    flowerbug

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    it was actually perfect today in that it was cool and a little breezy enough that i could pound stakes for the fence. at least up until i got to the point where i reached the huge honeysuckle bush that i need to remove half of it to be able to get the fence past it. it being cool enough made it possible to at least get a start on sawing that out of the way (hand saw and loppers). i think the forecast is mixed this week so i may get a day or two of outside work in. Tuesday looks good... we'll see, things can change between now and then... :)

    the drizzle arrived just a few minutes ago.
     
  4. May 16, 2019
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    We are getting a little rain and cooler. I have not planted really anything. My job and babysitting kept me inside the last 2 days. I hope I can plant onions and kale tomorrow.
     
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  5. May 16, 2019
    ninnymary

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    We are getting light rains on and off which is very unusual for this time of year. It's nice the garden is getting watered naturally. Everything seems to grow so much more with rain water.

    Mary
     
  6. May 17, 2019
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    We have had a little, but supposed to start raining hard soon and thunderstorms.
     
  7. May 17, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    This is a day I haven't been looking forward to. There will hopefully be some exceptions but today's ten-day forecast shows the morning low will not drop below 70. That tells me that summer has hit, even more than the highs in the mid to upper 80's with a possible 90 with the dew points in the upper 60' to upper 70's. It's going to be uncomfortable working outside but that's a given down here in the summer. I can handle that part. But cooling off at night just makes it more pleasant. I consider that an advantage that people at higher elevations have.

    Some of my stuff like purple hull peas, corn, and peppers should thrive in this heat as long as I keep them watered. For some reason we're not getting the typical summertime afternoon thunderstorms we often get on the coast but mini-droughts aren't unusual either. At least water is fairly inexpensive down here and the Mississippi is not about to run dry. Hopefully I chose tomato varieties well, if the nights don't cool down enough new tomatoes stop setting on. I'm growing Sweet Millions, Early Girl, and Creole (developed by LSU for these conditions). It's my year for experimentation, I'll see how my squash, beans, and cucumbers handle it.
     
  8. May 17, 2019
    seedcorn

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    @Ridgerunner we will send u our rain IF we could. Too wet to plant. Too cold for what is planted to grow.
     
  9. May 17, 2019
    Ridgerunner

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    @seedcorn I know people are struggling to get things planted, farmers as well as gardeners. Some of that is latitude related but some is just bad weather. We had 5" of rain in a few hours last week-end but nothing significant even forecast for the next ten days. Of course that's a long way out for down here, that forecast could change later today.

    In some ways I feel bad about mentioning that I'm eating fresh garden-grown tomatoes and green beans and expect to eat my first corn next week, but then I think about some of the advantages you will have over me in the heat of summer and don't feel that bad.
     
  10. May 17, 2019
    flowerbug

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    it seems that the plants do better here too with rain water. i think our well water is ok but it does have a little rust and calcium in it. rain water has some trace elements and nitrogen compounds (aka fertilizer :) ) in it.

    i also love that i don't have to spend time watering and if it rains hard enough i can get a break. :)

    besides, it smells so good when it rains and i like thunderstorms and the sound of the rain coming down.
     

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