Post by prairiegardens on Oct 28, 2019 23:25:36 GMT -5
One report said they are bankrupt because of all the damage they are responsible for causing, which raises the question of what now? Very glad to hear that at least so far your place hasn't been impacted by this.
22 degrees F. Our predicted daytime high is 4 degres lower than the night-time average low for today. Global warming is keeping daytime highs from 20 to 10 degrees below average for the next ten days and so far most of October and November.
After a few days of low 20sF, it is nice with above freezing for the next 4 days. Not that I won't be checking daily forecasts during this time. But my citrus trees are outside again for a few days. We may be moving in a couple of weeks. Only about 4 blocks. I'll still be 6 miles from my garden-orchard.
Had a couple days of winter, 8F low a couple nights ago. Beautiful spring like weather today. Interesting observation, when a pecan tree has a hull cover of green leaves and they get frozen, as soon as the sun hits them the next morning they all fall off. Starts on the east and when the next one gets sun it falls off, east to west defoliation across the tree in a matter of ten minutes or so. They made a neat sound as they hit the roof and side walk in the otherwise quiet of dawn.
Hope you get an inch and it kicks off the California wildflower season. Amongst the edible wildflower seeds I planted in 2016 Red Maids Calindrinia ciliata had a weird year. No germinants or plants all year. Now this fall they've taken over the whole end of the bed. Reversing the usual proportion with miners lettuce Claytonia perfoliata... hopefully they will survive the winter.
It's been cool and damp here, not a lot of rain but fairly frequent sprinkles. Ground is workable but still dry deep down. Temps are pleasant for outdoor work so I'v been cleaning up and getting ready for next year.
Nothing ruins a neighborhood like paved roads and water lines.
It rained a little yesterday, but it's coming down seriously right now (10:40PM); this is excellent, as I have a lawn to install and the soil needs the hydrotherapy to relax it; so glad it's come so the sod can be rolled out while the soil is relatively warm; if it had to be put off to Spring the soil would be cold and the sod wouldn't root as fast. I think it's also raining OTF so I can till and plant my favas and peas, though that's not as sure, since this rain is coming from the north, so it may be split off down the coast and into the Central Valley; only the Pineapple Express from the south is guaranteed to water the farm. Yeeha! Cali's rainy season has started late, but it has started; might slow the fire season, though not a minute too soon.
Sleet and snow and freezing rain, all the good stuff. I finally made time to plant the garlic Sunday midday, just as it began to hail. If it weren't for impending doom/inclement weather, I might never have gotten around to it...
Growing in a coastal zone 7a in the Northern Hemisphere. Hot humid summers and cold snowy winters. Plenty of rain. Sandy loam topsoil over clay subsoil, whatever the glacier left behind when it made Long Island.