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Old September 17, 2020   #2
b54red
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I am hoping to get some of my greens planted in the next few days and within a week I will have to pot up some of my broccoli, cabbage, and etc. Hopefully some of that stuff will be ready to go into the garden within a few weeks.

I got somewhere between 7 1/2 and 10 inches of rain for sure over two days due to the storm. Not sure which because my gauge overflowed the second day after being emptied the day before. Going strictly by the gauge it was over 7 1/2 inches but I had three different buckets out in the garden with between 9 and 11 inches of water in them so I'm pretty sure we got at least 8 inches. One good thing about living on the top of a hill is good drainage and with raised beds some of them will be okay to work up in no time. I just wish I had gotten a bit of this rain a few months back when we were really suffering for water but that's part of gardening.

I still have some tomatoes out in the garden with green fruit on them but almost all of them have already become infected with TYLCV so I don't know how much if any of them will give me an edible tomato. The heavy rain and wind did reduce the number of whiteflies in the garden so that will help some if they stay away. My five cucumber plants seem to have weathered the wind and rain fairly well as have my two short rows of beans so I am hoping they will produce this fall.

Best of all it is now cooler. Today it didn't even get to 80 for a high. Tomorrow it is supposed to be back in the low to mid 80's but that is pretty nice and the long range 10 day forecast is for some days in the 70s and some nights even down to the low 50s. Perfect for fall planting. This is the first time in a long time that we have seen temps this low this early in the fall season.

Bill
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