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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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Nov 21, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Leon, I love reading your blogs and seeing the pictures. Winter seems to have arrived early this year for you as well. So much for global warming! Joe Bastardi, a Fox weather guy, said last year that from what he can see, from looking at different weather patterns we are headed into a period of cooler weather for some time. It looks like he knew what he was talking about, but Eeeekkk! I probably won't plant Cantalope or Watermelon next year because they are pretty iffy in our short season anyway and the last couple of years it's been to cool to develop good flavor anyway. Well the seed catalogs are starting to come already so I guess we'll have more time to look at them and dream for next year. Smiling
Name: Leon
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Nov 21, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Thanks Susie,
I try my best to be as modest as possible, but I must say these severe weather patterns are affecting millions in the upper tier of states. It is bad enough here, but there are many, many more worse off than me. I am familiar with Joe Bastardi's analysis and tend to agree. Last year should have given us all a hint the "global warming" theory was all wrong! It seemed like all we got done was to plow snow almost on a daily basis! Crying

I am so glad the seed catalogs are arriving. I like to have a paper copy in my hands to help me plan what I will be doing in spring. My basic focus is on veggies like snap beans, potatoes, onions, carrots & tomatoes. But I also like to add the 'exotics' like cantaloupe and squash. Overall the growing season this year was abnormally cool and wet here. But most of the gardens did fairly well in spite of that. I've got my fingers crossed for a better growing season 2015! Smiling

Thanks so much for your comments.
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