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Category Archives: weather
Six on Saturday: June 1
It’s June! Hopefully it will be better than May, who’s daily rains have turned the potager’s paths into potager ponds complete with algae! It’s a good thing I bought those new boots because they are getting a workout, sloshing … Continue reading
Posted in Six on Saturday, Uncategorized, weather Tagged growing vegetables, hail, Indiana gardening, Indiana weather, Potager, Six on Saturday 20 Comments
What a difference a rain makes!
Central Indiana is already 3″ behind “normal” rainfall for May. It allowed the farmers to get the planting done, so that was a blessing but once they were finished everyone began looking to the skies. Rain was occasionally in … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening, weather Tagged columbines, gardening, kitchen garden, Potager, radishes, rain, vegetable gardening 13 Comments
Another “last of…”
Poor (no, make that BAD, disgusting, cold, wet, frustrating) weather gives one too much time to think! You may recall that the last of the 2017 season carrots were eaten the last day of March. Today, the last of the … Continue reading
Posted in Spring, Uncategorized, weather Tagged gardening, Onions, Red Long of Tropea onions, storage, vegetable gardening 23 Comments
Yesterday I checked the 10-day forecast (as I always do) and beyond a slightly chilly night, the forecast was for dry and sunny and tah-dah!!! three days in a row above 40 degrees! So, I bundled up (these old bones … Continue reading
Posted in planting, Spring, Uncategorized, vegetable gardening, weather Tagged gardening, grow your own food, Indiana weather, peas, Potager, shallots, Spring, vegetable gardening 22 Comments
Refuse to be Thwarted!
So after a wasteful spell of sulking, I reviewed my “to-do” list with fresh eyes. There must be SOMETHING I could do until the weather co-operated. There is still snow in the most shady spots although it began raining on … Continue reading
Posted in Potatoes, Spring, Uncategorized, weather Tagged gardening, growing vegetables, growing your own food, Potager, Potatoes, transplants 12 Comments
This past weekend I had a booth at the Kentuckiana Spring Herb Symposium, which was great fun until I was pounded by a hailstorm while loading out, followed by getting soaked in a pouring rain. That was definitely not fun. … Continue reading
Posted in Spring, Uncategorized, weather Tagged anticipation, gardening, planting plans, potager, weather 8 Comments
Weather delay; Spring postponed!
Happy First Day of Spring! (Insert groan here!) It’s snowing, and it’s beautiful, but it’s not the way I wanted to celebrate the official start of the growing season. Potatoes were supposed to be planted on St Patrick’s Day, … Continue reading
Posted in gardening, Uncategorized, weather Tagged "herbal" umbrellas, gardening, snowfall, Spring 9 Comments
What happens if….
it rains 16 out of 18 days? The Gardener gets very grumpy, watching the fields flood and the mulch washing away. The area farmers will have to replant hundreds of acres once it dries out, and planting in general is … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, gardening, Spring, Uncategorized, weather Tagged blogging, frost damage, gardening, rain, Spring, weather 22 Comments