Rain Rain go away....

dspen(5b/6a)July 15, 2014

I sit here looking out my window at my garden. Its success can go either way. Its raining again.

We have had too much rain. The peppers have yellowing leaves, The tomatoes are starting to get spots on their leaves.

Last year I was carrying water to the plants. I almost think its better to hand water than not have any control over the rain.

Corn is doing great!! So far.

Onions, I am afraid will rot.

I guess its the risk I take every year when the seeds go in.

I know I am having a little pity party right now. Pay no attention :)


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There always seems to be a tradeoff. We've had the same wet, cold weather this year. Most fruiting vegetables look like a bust, but leaf crops had a great year. I'm going to start more lettuce and spinach soon, but I may not get much in the way of peppers.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:49AM
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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Send some of that rain my way. It's dry here. I'm always reluctant to water the garden but I've been having to lately. According to Weather.com it's rained a whopping 0.81 inches total this month.


    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 12:44PM
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How about tomato cages over the peppers with something solid across the top to divert the rain. We had LOTS of rain last year so I had to do this with my peppers.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 4:23PM
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I know, my peppers are looking a little droopy with all the rain, and I think I have EB on my tomatoes. We've had about 2.5" so far (about normal, maybe a little over) this month (would have been more but the 3 days of rain we did have were light rain, even though they predicted heavy). Just wish it were spaced out a little more so we don't get the flash floods. Can't complain though, June 2013 was a washout, July a heat wave and 2012 the whole summer was a drought. Lots of places still in drought. So I'll take this moderate weather though the daily T-storms we've had the past few days can leave ;-)

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 6:49PM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

What's rain??????
We have a total drought here in California!
We are lucky enough to be on a well, so we don't get fined for watering our garden! We also have no lawns, just give shrubs and other plants minimal water, some things we have had to let die!
Walking around the block (2 miles) the other day, we were shocked to see some people watering about 1/4 acre yard mid day with a huge lawn! Some people just don't get it! Nancy

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 9:00PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Been blessed with perfect rain here this year. For the past eight or nine weeks we've gotten just about an inch per week. More than usual, but really great for growing. Nothing in the ground has needed watering.


    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 5:59PM
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Same here. I have not watered this year, except seedlings. Chard and beans are big.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 6:32PM
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More rain today, but much. Was able to pull a few weeds!
I never thought about trying to cover the peppers to divert the water. I think I will try that.

Looking like its going to clear for a few days.

Sorry for all of you with drought.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 7:47PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

1.5 inches here YTD. 2010-2012 we did that for 22 months. Probably 20-25 inches, 1/3 normal, the last 4 yrs. But that's way better than rain rain rain, as long as you have a good well.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 9:22PM
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