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Our Turn For Rain...
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Salmoneye    Posted 07-27-2003 at 16:58:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
As of Friday, we had received more than 4 inches of rain since Sunday evening...

As almost exactly a week has passed since this started, I thought I should update...

It is pouring...Again...

The rain guage just went over again...We are over 9 inches since last Sunday here...

I have Leopard Frogs in my lawn...

On the good side...The garden is amazing...Beets are beeting, Chard is charding, and the Corn is being corny...Since the rain continues, I have been tossing a few grains of 12-24-12 around the stems/stalks/vines of the various plants...Doing well for not being able to get into that wet clay before last of May, first of June every year...

How are the rest of you fairing garden and rainwise?

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-27-2003 at 20:41:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've been having scattered thunderstorms two or three times a week but not a whole lot of rain, as they don't last long. It rained this morning a little while the sun was shining.

Our tomatoes did pretty well and are just about played out now. The yellow crookneck squash has real pretty plants but the blooms have been being eaten off and I finally spotted the stinkin rabbit that's doing it yesterday. He was looking at the garden like he was making his shopping list. Zuchinni is still sitting there making only flowers, too. The one thing that has done well here is green beans. Been keeping us and the neighbors busy on green beans and I've planted some more in the space where the mustard greens were.

Now, if I can just get a bead on that rabbit....

Jerry (KS)    Posted 07-27-2003 at 19:24:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Salmoneye, send a little of that rain down my way. It was 103 today and I got cracks in the ground you lose a calf in.

Randy    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:40:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Onlt spritzed here a bit. Seemed like it would thunder and pour all day. Last week we got about 4". Amazing for me as the lawns look like it's May. Usually by this time I'm skipping a few places here and there. Little lady brought in the first yellow squash the other day.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:30:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's dryer than a popcorn f*rt here in se Mo.
Hot too. Pretty good chance of thunder storms tomorrow and supposed to cool off for a few days.


Reddee    Posted 07-27-2003 at 19:31:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Geez Charles, I sure hope you're right!!! The garden is dryer than a powder house!!! Reddee

LH    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:09:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a few nice days here in east central IN, but this is the wettest july on record with an unofficial reading of 15.3 inches thus far. As far as the garden the weeds seem to be the only thing that didnt get drowned out or rotted, but the grass is growing faster than I can keep it cut. Heaviy winds and storms knocked down lots of trees in our area as well

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