What's With This Weather?

haname(z9 AZ NE Phoenix)May 18, 2011

Hi GW Friends!

Since I moved here in 1999, I can't remember a May this cool. Just checking to see if it's my imagination or if it is true that we're having unusually cool weather. We had that hard freeze last winter and now this... when is it going to get hot? My sunflowers and melons are waiting, but things in the garden are happy they have a little more time. Mr. Lincoln has lots of new growth and buds, so maybe we'll get another nice flush of roses before the heat sets in.

It would be interesting if we could get a relatively mild summer.

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thisisme(az9b)

Actually May was cooler than normal last year too. Check the link below. Take a look at 2010 and compare it to 2011. Both months are generally cooler than the historical average. I think this is what climatologists call Global Warming.

Here is a link that might be useful: Accuweather Mesa, AZ 2010

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 12:03PM
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AJBB(9b)

Warming or cooling?

I admit, despite the late frosts, chill hours were less last winter than the one before it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Phoenix Chill Hours 2010-11

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 4:14PM
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lazy_gardens

You just missed it: 1998 was extremely cool for all of May.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 6:25PM
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tracydr(9b)

My okra is growing very slowly but I'm not complaining!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 4:22PM
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rdazgardener

My okra is too, they have hardly grown at all since I planted them a few weeks ago :-/ but I'm sure they will pick up later in the summer

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 12:06PM
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mangledmind(AZ 9B)

we love it ... makes for a better garden ... plants have a chance to set great roots to deal with the blistering heatwave forthcoming ...

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 1:18PM
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haname(z9 AZ NE Phoenix)

So interesting! Looks like early June is expected to stay relatively cool too. I'll take it :)

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 3:09PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

I'm loving it! Still haven't turned on the A/C yet. May is always my lowest electric bill. Let's enjoy it while we can. :)

Happy gardening,
Grant

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:42PM
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tracydr(9b)

Isn't it great? I have hundreds of tomatoes set!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 8:17PM
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