MaryE's blog: 2022 #137 Rain, frost or maybe both

Posted on Oct 25, 2022 10:43 AM

Yesterday morning we did see snow on the higher mountains!

So far my rain gauge collected 4 10th's of an inch, then we got more rain last night along with a frost warning. I covered the geraniums in my planters and now have wet curtains, heavy shirts and a rug to dry out. The geraniums will be dug out of the planters, put in plastic bins and taken to the greenhouse today. Could have avoided this by moving the plants yesterday. Hindsight is wonderful!

Hoses and tools need to be removed from the garden and taken to the shed for storage. I said that last week and still haven't done it. Two hoses will stay in place there for a while so I can be sure the garlic has enough water. Why two? Because I hate dragging a hose from one side of the garden to the other and then back again. Two varieties of garlic remain to be planted.

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Today, Tuesday, October 25

Yesterday it snowed all day, wet stuff that finally gave us about half an inch on the ground and half an inch total in the rain gauge. I think that brings our total for the past few days to almost an inch! October is one of our "wet" months! Today we have fog. Thick fog. And the temperature is just warm enough so that it isn't forming hoarfrost on anything. It will probably do that overnight if the fog hangs around.

I did get the main varieties of garlic into the ground before we got this last little storm and now have started preparing a spot to plant a couple of varieties I don't care so much about. They will go at the bottom of the garden where the soil is looser and the gophers find tunnels easier to make, so if I can keep them down there they won't be so inclined to dig into harder soil and bother the better stuff. The weather prediction seems to be optimistic for the next two or three days and I hope to finish that project and also dig the rest of the potatoes.

Today I can work in the greenhouse, planting those baby salad greens in the little salad garden bed. It's not actually so little, about 3 feet wide and 6 feet long. The shade cloth needs to come off the greenhouse roof now that the sun angle is lower and the light is not so intense. Just another little job for the DO list.





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