Re: Turn off the wind!
- Subject: Re: Turn off the wind!
- From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 18:08:37 -0400 (EDT)
Three days of rain here - followed by a sunny but cold day yesterday - not
out of the low
50s. Today it is a bit milder - 64, but again rainy. We needed some rain
but not this
much - over six inches in the past week. And it has been in the low 40s
each night -
not our usual spring weather. Crazy!
I set out some tomato plants yesterday even though it was so cool - I hope
been hardened off enough. I have peas up, but don't dare plant beans or
The ground is just not warm enough.
I have ordered Caladium bulbs from a Florida wholesaler, and they came
years they don't ship until after Memorial Day, so I was surprised to get
them. I don't
dare put them in the ground yet, for I know they don't like this much cold
I get these every year for my garden club and other friends. I've always
success with them.
In a message dated 5/28/2013 5:49:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, gardenquee
windy here too. I need to burn but can't w/ this wind.
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Zemuly <email@example.com> wrote:
> The weather here was ideal over the long weekend. It's supposed to
> remain that way until rain is predicted for Thursday. I have no
> Sent from my iPhone
> On May 28, 2013, at 1:35 PM, "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 412
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > We're having yet another wind event, this office is in a manufactured
> > building and it's creaking and groaning all around me. They're saying
> > gusts up to 70mph. I am so tired of wind. I don't even know if
> > more or less than previous years, I just know I'd really like it to
> > stop. There's dust everywhere inside, sand piles up in corners outside,
> > my patio plants are tattered...argh. Someone turn off the fan please.
> > I meant to get the roses deadheaded this weekend but that didn't
> > I lost momentum after stepping on a gopher snake in the garage. I
> > most of you are Facebook friends so you can read about it if you
> > already. I'm really glad we have never seen a rattler at my house. My
> > friend at work asked where was my husband in all this? Well, he was
> > loafing in the air chair in the backyard. After I shooed the snake out
> > walked back there, all frazzled, and he looks up and says "Was that you
> > screaming?". I love him dearly but that was definitely a husband Fail.
> > :-)
> > Went into the vegetable garden Monday morning and the biggest tomato
> > plant - 3 feet tall - was completely wilted. A gopher came up
> > underneath, ate all the roots and six inches of the stem. In 20+ years
> > of gardening I have never seen that. They do a lot of damage but
> > tomatoes! Husband set a trap and got him, I dug up a volunteer tomato
> > out of a spot I haven't weeded yet and replanted, but I don't know if
> > replanting was worth it or not. So far we've dispatched six rabbits,
> > eight ground squirrels and five gophers and it's not even June. It's
> > just astonishing how much damage the critters are doing this year, we
> > are just not used to needing so much protection. I lost all the
> > most of the peas, half the beans, all the cilantro, four tomato plants
> > so far; I've given up weeding near the melons, cucumbers and zucchini
> > hoping the critters will not be able to find the plants among the
> > On the plus side the corn looks pretty good and there are still 14
> > tomato plants left. Picked the first zucchini on Sunday too. I haven't
> > pulled back the row cover over the peppers but I peeked and they seem
> > okay, I'll need to get in there to weed soon.
> > I'm still looking for the perfect irrigation setup. I have been using
> > that leaky hose, but it only lasts a couple years and isn't cheap. So I
> > bought drip tape, which also was expensive but is supposed to last
> > longer, and that didn't work at all. It puts out so little water that I
> > had to run the sprinkler timers at the max time - 99 minutes - and even
> > that wasn't enough. Decided it wasn't worth buying another controller
> > to add watering times so I'm back to leaky hose. But now it's
> > large holes where the critters are biting it trying to get water.
> > Sigh...gonna be one of those years.
> > I went riding twice this weekend, that was fun although the wind makes
> > it rather gritty. I was so pleased with my horse River on Monday, our
> > ride included a tunnel under the road. I got him last year but somehow
> > we haven't tried a tunnel before. I didn't know what he would do and
> > anticipating a struggle, most horses don't like it. But he pricked up
> > his ears and zipped through like he'd done it a million times, actually
> > trying to get in front of the other horses to go through. I'm guessing
> > he had very pleasant experiences in past either with tunnels or
> > something like that, a dark barn passageway maybe, and at the end was
> > his home or a treat. I'll have to try him with the tunnel under the
> > freeway near us, it's much longer.
> > Hope everyone's doing okay, no flooding or tornadoes.
> > Cyndi
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