More rain last night

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3 inches of rain in last 24hrs. Bet the late blight loved that. Humid & hot today-does it like heat?


Another 1.3 inches of rain fell that afternoon

Another 1.3 inches of rain fell that afternoon

The same day I wrote this, another 1.3 inches of rain fell late in the afternoon. That makes 4.3 inches in 48 hours. We often don’t get that much in a whole month, especially in the summer.

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In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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John at JWLW August 13, 2009, 1:12 pm

HI: Just stop by to say hello, we are in the same boat as you are. Terrible weather for gardening in the NE.

Have a Great Day
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Gwendolyn August 12, 2009, 3:13 pm

I feel for you on the rain and blight. The weather has certainly been curious this year- it’s been unusually cold for us.
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Nancy Bond August 10, 2009, 10:40 pm

Oh my, I’m so sorry to read about the blight. I guess we’ve been pretty lucky, despite all the humid weather we’ve had. Container gardening may have its advantages after all.
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Kate Babbitt August 10, 2009, 2:40 pm

Well, the late blight finally hit my garden in Zone 5b last weekend. It got all my tomatoes and (I think) my potato plant, which was thriving so beautifully. I’m all ready with Plan B; I already have my spinach seeds mixed in a custard cup for fall planting. Makes the pain a bit easier to bear to have a forward-moving plan!

But what will we all do without our tomatoes all year? Sigh. It’s very painful to get cooking magazines this August!

Scott Supak August 10, 2009, 1:57 pm

No, I think it likes the cool conditions, wet, and wind.

Jill has a good post today on the Blight.

Further, we’re up on top a mountain, pretty far away from anyone, so we’ve been OK. But I hear from the folks in the village that the plants up close to the house, or otherwise sheltered (especially, I imagine, sheltered from the windy side), have fared better.
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