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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #45 on: 2020-08-16, 03:50:28 AM »
June and July were unpleasantly hot and very dry. June was about the driest I've ever seen. August so far has had some hot but not much over 90 F, overall fairly pleasant and some rain. Lots of stuff maturing right now so not the best time for damp weather. O well...

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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #46 on: 2020-08-16, 04:12:44 AM »
Extremely dry June. Limited to about a 1/10 an inch a week. Then we started getting heavy storms in July and August. Most of the rain in these storms drops within a couple hours, so numerous emergency tomato harvests at the market farm

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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #47 on: 2020-08-16, 01:19:12 PM »
Coldest frost of the winter this morning with -4C-24F.
Changeable year round climate, less so summertime, warming winters - just under 500mm average yearly rainfall. 20 years of soil improvements plus sub soil top soil reversal means my garden beds are about half metre deep. Below that is 100's of metres of alluvial out wash from the Southern
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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #48 on: 2020-08-16, 06:10:27 PM »
My NW Arkansas garden normally gets about 6 inches in June, this year, less that a 1/4 inch. June was also sunny and hot; I lost most of my crops as I depend on rainfall to water my isolated garden though I have a 165 gallon stock tank with a tarp for catching rain to start seeds and occasional watering with dilute urine.

No problem for Indigo Pear Drops tomato though. Lots of indigo and yellow fruits and a lot more ripening. This has the heat and drought resistance of Matt's Wild Cherry and Coyote tomatoes but has a much heftier crop.
https://www.superseeds.com/products/indigo-pear-drops-tomato-65-days

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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #49 on: 2020-08-16, 06:28:46 PM »
We had a frost warning last night too, after 4 days of heat warnings - seems all I got was a heavy dew, luckily.   This year has been all mixed up.  Very cold May until the last week turned very hot, and that continued through June, hot and dry with a few very cold days to break it up, just enough to wait for July to turn the corner - and then July was very wet and cold, close to the record set in 2015.  August so far mostly very hot but some rain or fog a couple of times a week.    Greenhouse tomatoes found it too hot to set in June, they did better setting in July but we are late getting anything ripe and overall the fruit set is scanty.  Garlic harvest was early, and did pretty well overall.  Peas took a long time to flower, they have only just started. 

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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #50 on: 2020-08-16, 10:59:25 PM »
98 F tomorrow here
Western Montana garden, glacial lake Missoula sediment lacustrian silty clay mollisoil sometimes with added sand in places. Zone 6A with 100 to 130 frost free days

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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #51 on: 2020-09-03, 10:15:24 PM »
90 F tomorrow but 32 F predicted for Monday morning. Ugh. What's the minimum viability for squash seeds of Moschata and Tetsukabuto?
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Re: Our Weather -2020
« Reply #52 on: 2020-09-09, 01:53:15 PM »
What a huge range of temps William.

Spring is well and truly here now along with the strong winds, though today is looking calm with some rain, need more rain than what we have been getting, only had 280mm or a bit over 11in for the year so far.
Changeable year round climate, less so summertime, warming winters - just under 500mm average yearly rainfall. 20 years of soil improvements plus sub soil top soil reversal means my garden beds are about half metre deep. Below that is 100's of metres of alluvial out wash from the Southern
alps.