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RE: rain....tomatoes

I'm not so sure its punishment, Pam.  I rather think it's a cyclical thing.
Weather seems to be like that.  Here the weather is being compared to a year
in the 70's and it does seem to be mimicking that years weather pretty

This morning it is 50 F and raining.  We are supposed to get an inch.  Our
ground already seems saturated.  The ground gives easily under our feet when
we walk on it.  Weather folks say it will drop 20 degrees in an hour this
evening and (depending on which weather person you believe) bring us either
an inch or 2-4 inches of snow by morning.  I rather think the roads will be
an ice rink with the rain freezing on the road as the moisture turns to
snow.  UGH!

I sure wish we could send this moisture back your way, Pam.  It's too bad
you can't get some of the places in Colorado that have already received 20'
of snow to ship some of that south to you!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Pam Evans
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:19 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] rain....tomatoes

Looks like you got some more good rain today.  We got a measly 1/8 of an
inch.  I wish I knew why we were being punished so.

On 1/15/06, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
> Jim, our usual heavy crop of wild tomatoes didn't materialize this year
> much.  Guess they need a bit more moisture than they got to yield a
> good  crop.
> The plants are still alive, but....not much fruit this year compared  to
> previous years.  Perhaps if we get some spring rains then they'll
> come  back.
> Hopefully.  We've had one good rainfall this year, so far, and  supposed
> to have
> another rain day this coming week (Tues).   Still no  winter to speak of
> at all,
> we've had a light frost once which didn't even knock  back the usually
> sensitive plants....so anything needing chill hours hasn't  gotten it at
> all.
> Unusually high temps here, not that I'm complaining at  all, but....we
> could have
> used more moisture.
> Loved the Ode to the Garden hose poem, sent it out to all my gardening
> buddies here in TX.  They all loved it and said it was about time
> that  someone put
> to words how they felt.  I think the businesses around here  have sold
> more
> hoses this year than anything!
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/14/2006 11:02:18 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> My roma  tomatoes are setting fruits--some already as big as Chilean
> grapes--and we're picking wild tomatoes, not huge numbers, but  enough
> every day or two for a salad or a cold pasta  sauce.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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