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Rain at last!

Postby Monika » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:48 pm

Great day today - 40mm rain which should have got to the roots of plants! Our copious watering has produced an enormous yield of peas and broad beans, but most other things have struggled in the dry weather, especially dwarf beans, runner beans,all root vegetables and sweet peas, so waking up this morning to the sound of pouring rain was lovely!

And as a bonus, tonight's sunset has just been wonderful, the setting sun even turning the clouds pink in the east.
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:27 pm

Same here Monica, but no sunset, it is still pouring.
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Pa Snip » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:48 am

now wait for the comments about root crops splitting :D
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Beryl » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:10 pm

And my Cherry tomatoes Pa Snip. Not complaining tho'. They go in the soup pot.

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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Monika » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:21 pm

Speaking of cherry tomatoes: we have a large crop but they very, very reluctant to turn red this year!

And on the rain front: I pulled out the remaining broad bean stumps today, having left them in the ground for about 4 weeks for the nitrogen nodules to dissolve, and even after Friday's deluge, the ground was powder dry again.
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Beryl » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:27 pm

Mmmm wonder why Monika my Cherola are doing very well.

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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Monika » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:31 pm

You obviously get more sunshine down there, and warmer, Beryl? Some of our night time temperatures have been down to 5C lately.
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby clairelv1 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:24 am

what a great day ........
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby robo » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:31 am

We had our annual open day on our allotment last saturday despite a forecast of rain all afternoon it stayed dry untill around 6 oclock by which time we where all snug under our field shelter we call havana lodge our( allotments are havana lane ) having alcoholic refreshments
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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Beryl » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:42 pm

Glad you had a dry day Robo, we to had a dry day for our show on the 15th but please can someone now turn the tap off now, we are deluged down here.

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Re: Rain at last!

Postby Monika » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:47 pm

Our rain has been very thoughtful and considerate the last 6 days: sunshine or at least completely dry during the day and rain every evening - couldn't be better. And it's certainly making a difference, the runner beans and dwarf beans are at last making great progress and the carrots are filling out.
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