It's gone from fairly nice temps if rainy here to near 100° temps . I was
just out sprinklin' the garden and noticed at least one of my lettuce plants
has started to bolt . Dammit , didn't really get big enough to pick until
last week , and the weather is tryin' to do me out of the fruit of my labors
Hey Ma Nature , howzabout showin' a LITTLE kindness after all that rain
and flooding and all ?
In the words of The Great Bubba, "Ah feeyul yore pain", LOL! I quit trying
to grow lettuce years ago for the very reason that's making you crazy. Where I
live "spring" is about 10 days in late February or early March. After that,
temperatures are likely to be too high for lettuce to be reliable.
I am about three weeks behind in planting because of the rain. This is the
first week of nice weather here in Michigan. Things are drying out were I
can cut the grass and plant things. The bad part is I do not have the time
or energy to do it all at once. Plants in my pots are getting a bit too
large and not doing as well.
But the weather is starting to shape up nicely after a long harsh winter
and very wet spring. I just hope for nice summer.
Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)
Had a similiar experience down here, too. Spring normally is one of our dry
seasons but April was much wetter than normal. According to my diary, I did not
plant anything between April 2 and April 30, which is unusual. Mowed part of the
"yard" yesterday for the first time since last summer not so much because it
"needed" mowing but shield bugs have begun to appear and mowing seems to reduce
their numbers somewhat, although, that effect may be illusory.
Same here. Had slightly more than an inch the whole of May and slightly
more than an inch three days ago. I'm picking yellow squash, cucumbers, English
peas, bell peppers, jalapeño peppers and tomatoes but the tomatoes have begun
losing their blossoms. Of course, that as well may be operator error as
temperatures; I don't do real well with tomatoes. DW&I are not what one would
call tomato aficionados and I think they can sense my disinterest, LOL! Oh, and
the Provider beans are in full inflorescence. The last planting of English peas
(Little Marvel) is beginning to blossom. I don't expect much from them because
they're a late planting and it's getting hot but I still talk nicely to them,
encouraging them to be brave and persevere!
The collection point where these data are taken is named for Nearest Real
Town but, at six miles' distance, is closer to me than to NRT and is
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