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our average yearly rainfall is 66 cm, but already have a Springdrought; ALTERNATING work; solving strawberries and asparagus and watermelon

our average yearly rainfall is 66 cm, but already have a Springdrought; ALTERNATING work; solving strawberries and asparagus and watermelon - Botany Forum

our average yearly rainfall is 66 cm, but already have a Springdrought; ALTERNATING work; solving strawberries and asparagus and watermelon - Botany Forum


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Old 05-20-2009, 05:39 AM
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Well, the good news is that I am finished for this season with
the transplanting of crowded out and shaded out plants such
as asparagus, rhubarb, lillies, tulips, peonies and some
black-walnuts.

So now on to the next projects-- grass mowing and watering
and wood cleanup.

But this is the first year that I have experienced a drought
right in the middle of Springtime. The past 5 years all have all
dry years but that was concentrated in July and August. This
year it is starting in May and we are 8 cm behind in rain (3 inches).
Our average yearly total is 66 cm of rainfall (26 inches).

This is the year for me to ALTERNATE as a new method of
coping with work projects. By alternating, I mean that last year
I canned 350 quart jars of fruit and managed to only eat 100
so far and in a month can begin eating strawberries and juneberries
and cherries. So what I plan to do is eat Fresh this season, and
do little to no canning.

Also, in alternating, I plan to leave the strawberries in the ground
for this season, and next season dig them up and put in huge
3 gallon pots for the entire season and then come late Autumn
put back into a cold frame. So as to alternate the strawberries
between ground and pots.

I find this alternation as a easy way to manage the work
schedule better.

Now for years I have been plagued by asparagus drooping down
to the ground and getting in the way of mowing. This year I
plant to tomato cage the asparagus before it crowns out
and thus the tomato cage keeps them upright in the wind.

And as for watermelon and cucumbers with their carpeting of the ground
and
interfering with mowing or weeding. Here I plan to use some
old used sheet metal roofing and surround a row of watermelon
on both sides so the runners run on top of the sheet metal.

Every year should be an improvement over last year.

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:02 AM
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Maybe that is the best pattern for summer rain. I wrote the above
on May 20th where we were behind by 3 inches. But today is 18 June
and we have had a series of showers about every week, so that
I have not had to get out there and water brigade buckets as in
the last 5 summers.

Maybe this summer is the best summer ever for South Dakota.

Maybe this pattern is the best where we go through a dry Springtime
and thence have a Summer loaded with plenty of showers.

The best summer I ever had in my life was in the mid 1990s, when
a Philippine volcano erupted sending ash into the atmosphere and
causing the summer to be extraordinarily cool with alot of rainfall.

So I may ask the question. Has there been a large volcanic eruption
this Spring somewhere in the world? And is that eruption affecting
this Spring and Summer weather worldwide?

Maybe with all the dirt in the air and the CO2 that we have created
a humanmade volcano like simulation of the 1990s Philippine eruption.

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