Northern Gardening forum: End of May rain----

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
May 23, 2013 7:20 AM CST
We are having a good solid rain for a couple of days.
That means---- I am trying to get as much direct seeding done as I can.
So far it is wildflowers and Shirley poppies.
I wish I had my vege patch ready as I would seed them also.
The vege patch may become an instant vege plot from the garden centers.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 24, 2013 5:57 PM CST
Sounds like your weather is very like ours. And I put out poppy seeds, too! Smiling
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 26, 2013 3:51 PM CST
I like rain but not this much.... Lord please stop the rain and bring out the sun for a few days!! Thumbs up
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Name: Dora
Calgary (Zone 3a)
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dorab
May 31, 2013 4:50 PM CST
It's good for transplanting and I notice that my grass seed has sprouted with only having watered once.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
May 31, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Great transplanting weather, but I need to battle the quack grass which the rains seem to promote.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 31, 2013 8:12 PM CST
Ridiculous weather. Grump. I figured "great weather for setting out plants, nice and cool and overcast." HA! Soon as I start trying to set out plants, out comes the sun and I'm scrabbling to find some shade for my wilting babies! DH scrounged up an old clamp on umbrella for one of my passifloras that was looking VERY unhappy. Looked pretty silly, but she perked right up! Had to keep moving the stupid umbrella, tho. Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
May 31, 2013 8:48 PM CST
Sometimes I use paper grocery bags to shade plants as I plant them out.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jun 1, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Ah! That's a good idea! You should submit that as a Tip! Thumbs up
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