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Re: Wierd Weather

Here too Melody - been lots colder and wetter for MUCH longer than
normal. Now they're talking about it getting down into the 40's next
week. Bah. Hope my peppers will be alright - I'll water them in well.
Going to wait another week to plant my luffa seedlings even thought
they're about to take over my cubicle here at work. It never gets that
cold that late. I've planted my peppers on April 1st for as long as I
can think! It's making me crazy too. Is everyone seeing 'deviant'
weather this year? I know Marge keeps commenting on their endless winter


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri,  4 Apr 2003 06:11:17 -0500 (EST)

>I don't know how the rest of the country is faring right now, but here
>in east central Iowa we have had the wierdest weather I have ever seen
>in my whole life. Last week, we were enjoying seasonably mild 50's. On
>Tuesday, we set record high temps...86 degrees where I live. Wednesday
>saw upper 70's. Thursday brought some rain and cooling down to 50's and
>overnight into Friday temps. dropped to mid 30's...so in less than 4
>days, we have had a temperature variation of about 50 degrees...the poor
>little flowers in my garden that have bloomed and those that are putting
>up foliage are getting very confused. The weekend is supposed to bring
>cool temps with rain...which is sorely needed to thoroughly wet the tall
>stuff...you wouldn't believe how many grass fires there are here right
>now; many counties have enacted burning bans already, something we don't
>usually do until late July or August. The ground is wet but the tops of
>the tall grasses are very dry--a fact the farmers who
>are burning off their ditches seem to keep forgetting. We had roughly
>20+ fires in our county alone this past week. Well, looks like I'll have
>to try to do my spring clean-up of the gardens in between the
>rainstorms, if I can...I can't hardly stand thinking about being cooped
>up in the house all weekend when it's April...Have a good weekend,
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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