It Might Rain

Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)October 31, 2012

November came early.

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stolenidentity

It was nice to have a one day break to get the leaves up before the next pour! Happy Halloween :)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 9:20PM
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larry_gene

Cue up the Edmund Fitzgerald song.

PDX over 6" October, top-5 all-time wettest immediately following driest all-time summer.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:12PM
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dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)

My raingauge shows 7.2 inches of rain in the last 2 weeks of October. That is equal to the total rain in the previous 5 months.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 12:01PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Since November is usually the wettest month here, it's possible a lot more is soon to come.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 2:24PM
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ian_wa(Sequim)

Our total rainfall for October was 1.4". If I dig down about 3 inches I hit dry soil. It's dry less than 1 inch down under the doug fir canopy. I guess that's what I get for locating in Sequim. On the plus side, our sungold tomatoes, out in the open, still look great.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 2:38PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

I have dust just below the surface also, this is usual. Even though we had heavy rain the other night. It takes a long time to add up.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 5:34PM
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larry_gene

There has not been any puddling in the garden yet, it does take a long time to add up.

The prediction here is for an entire dry week; this will help keep the plump but pre-ripe feijoas from molding.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 11:37PM
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Bradybb WA-Zone8

larry gene,
Your Feijoas have fruit on them?That's great!I was at One Green World on the 20th.There are some nice specimens out front on the right side of the tasting room.I inspected them all,about 6-8 and only saw one tiny thing that may have been a fruit,but it fell off when being touched.I hope mine fruit next year. Brady

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 2:53AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Hand pollination has been recommended for this plant.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 5:34PM
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larry_gene

..and I do hand-pollinate. Most likely those OGW plants, that I have seen also in years past, are seedlings just for show. I think those were planted before OGW was offering a variety of cultivars.

My bumper crop may have been aided by the dry summer that prompted me to put the sprinkler under the bush more often than usual.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 11:57PM
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oliveoyl3

My garden buckets have filled with rainwater here near Black Diamond, WA. I should have kept track of which ones I dipped water out for containers.

That's a lot of rain!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 10:18AM
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