What happened to the moisture...

mulberryknobMarch 30, 2012

that 4" of rain put into our soil the 19th and 20th of this month? The top 2" are dry now and it's not very wet a foot down. So DH and I watered the peas and broccoli and cabbage and mulched them with shredded leaves. It has been just too hot here since that rain to suit me. As I plant tomatoes and peppers I keep thinking, "How many of you can I keep alive if we have another summer like 2011?"

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Pallida(Zone 7b)

80 degrees and wind. Here we go, again!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 7:01PM
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slowpoke_gardener

I was thinking the same thing. I have been whining about the mud, soon I will have brick.

I wanted to till the other gardens the past two days and mulch the one I have planted, but just much going on.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 7:45PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

Dorothy,

Your moisture must be here at my house.

My soil is still so wet just an inch below the surface in the unplanted parts of my garden that I can't plant in them yet. I am sure it will dry up if we don't get rain by mid-April and you know how clay is--it stays wet forever but once it is dry, it is really dry.

We still have standing puddles from the last rainfall, but they have dried up a lot the last couple of days and likely will be gone in a couple of days.

I am planting very heavily now hoping for good, early yields and will not try to keep all of it alive past June if no rain is falling. I'm just not going to spend a lot of money on irrigation this year. We've had plenty of moisture here, so I am not worried yet.

Dawn

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:12PM
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