A unusually hot and dry summer till today. When we got lots of rain and some hail. We could use the rain. But this storm started as a real downpour dropping 1.5 cm (0.6 in) of rain in the first 15 minutes. And of course the hail. […]
We had a very cold May. Then most of June was a heat wave and very dry. But today, July 1 was cool and we had a gentle rain. Weirdly I can not remember when we last had a gentle rain. But I do remember when I last had a dark beer and a cigar. It was over two years ago on a road trip to Krakow Poland. I have been many places in nearly 30 countries. Most places are on the visit scheme of things, been there and done that. Been there so no need to go back. But Krakow is one of those places I would definitely go back for a visit. […]
I wrote in 2019 that it was a weird year and a bad year for tomatoes: A cold spring, and very hot, dry June. Well, this year is becoming a repeat of 2019, with a cold spring and now a very hot June with no rain in sight. I considered 2019 “weird” since it seemed an unusual event. But it might simply have been the first of a new normal of extreme swings in weather. A cold spring slows down tomato growth, flowering and fruit […]
As the title says, just photos of my lettuce grown in my no-dig garden.
An often asked question is when to plant out seedlings. A lot depends on what seedlings want to plant out, such as daytime temps in your garden which may or may not be ideal for the seedlings.
I consider Spring has really started when it is warm enough that I can put my Fuchsia outside.
My update about my radish and peas during a very cold period in March which I knew was coming. In short, insulation works. See details in the rest of this post.
Last year, I lost a lot of my early garden planted seedlings due to a late March cold spell. Decimated my radish and peas.
Looks like we will have another late March cold snap this year as well.