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Re: Rain... again

I'm jealous of your 11% humidity.  I'm so sick of being soaked between the
rain and the 80-90% humidity for the past three  months.

On 8/2/07, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> Way to make me jealous! I got brown desert, dirt, and the barest hint of
> a cloud way way off to the south. It is a pleasant 99F with 11% humidity
> and no wind.
> On the plus side, yesterday we did have clouds, and at least 10
> raindrops hit our windshield on the way into work. Woo-hoo, moisture!
> Last night we blew off team penning practice (husband is showing signs
> of strain after weeks of rushing from work to home to horse event three
> nights a week) and I started getting the onions out of the garden.
> Should have grabbed the red ones earlier, many of them are not in the
> best shape. The yellow ones - Candy - are looking good, I'll see if I
> can't get all those inside this weekend. Some of them were under stress
> though, they have those bizarre extra growths.  I have plenty of
> tomatoes to play with too, I'll make chili sauce and canned tomatoes
> since I entered those in the fair. I'm running a bit late on getting my
> entries done but it's par for the course this year.  I doubt I will have
> available half of what I planned to enter in the garden competition, oh
> well. I might be able to substitute some tomatoes for the pepper
> entries.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 10:33 AM
> To: Garden Chat
> Subject: [CHAT] Rain... again
> It's been raining for much of the last 3 days. And NOAA says we've got a
> lot of the same through next Monday PM. Not easy to tour the plantation
> between cloudbursts, but I did notice quite a few baby starfruit this
> morning--and I didn't even know the tree had bloomed.
> Pleasant surprise. Unpleasant realization: we're almost out of mangos,
> one more picking, two at most.
> The orange jasmines--including the one I nearly killed with the
> wheelbarrow full of softener salt--are in their third or fourth bloom
> cycle. And when the flush of small, multi-petaled white flowers is
> assaulted by driving rain, it looks like it snowed in the front patio.
> But snow never smelled this good.
> The Barbados cherry is in its third bloom cycle, too. It's a mass of
> pink and white flowers. The first two cycles produced heavy crops of
> fruit, but I don't know if this one will--the rain may keep the wasps,
> bumblebees, and other pollinators at home. Usually when it blooms, the
> wasps and bumbles get possessive and let you know you're not welcome in
> the neighborhood until they've had their fill. I've had bumblebees,
> which show no interest in me when they're working on avocado flowers,
> dive-bomb me when I go near the Barbados cherry when it's in bloom.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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