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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 11:32 AM

Yesterday evening brought us 3.75 inches in a couple of hours! Some small hail, with a few 1" stones, but no hail damage. But the rain did it's share! :(
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Fortunately, the washed garden is ornamental & not food! Just finished planting it yesterday. ~~ grnspot

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 11:40 AM

Wow, that was a lot of water. That garden will take a while to straighten out.

Is that your Driveway? On the upside, you won't have to regravel the bottom for a while. :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 01:52 PM

Yes it's our drive, not hard to fix, but a nuisance! I like small gravel (3/8" chips), so it washes pretty easy sometimes.

The other gardens are in pretty good shape this year!

The two vegetable gardens (24' square , each):
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Some of the perennial areas:
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"Stone Creek" runs across our back yard, was around 30' wide yesterday;
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Posted June 10, 2011 - 02:50 PM

Boy I know where your coming from! Had not had rain in almost two week,s then yesterday it let loose.
And like you the runoff from the driveways have cut into the gravel road out front.
Des Moines got 4.5 inches in 24 hours(New Record) along with the hail. There are 5 counties in the area with flash flood warnings.
Fortunately my garden faired much better than I expected.
The Raised beds did their job and kept it from washing out. Even the new ground I had tilled for a new planting of sweet corn did not wash badly.
Now if it will just dry up enough I can hill the potatoes one more time before they bloom.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 04:12 AM

Grnspot, nice gardens. If I ever get that way, I try to remember to bring a fishing pole. LOL

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 06:23 AM

Those are some nice looking gardens, Grnspot. We had heavy rain in some areas here too.

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Posted June 11, 2011 - 07:41 AM

LG, I have a '74 Bronco with big mud tars and I'd be glad to bring it up and fling some of that dirt back to where it is supposed to be. :D

BTW - Not a drop of rain here Thursday evening.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 07:59 AM

Garden was bone dry last week so I watered it on Friday. I knew doing that would make it rain, we had heavy rain Saturday morning, and more heavy rain today. There was standing water in the garden and the sweet corn when I left for work this morning. It wont take long after the rain stops for the standing water to run off, but for right now there is not a lack of soil moisture.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 08:08 AM

Yes Chuck more coming your way too! Got 2.5" of rain this morning, more coming this afternoon and Thursday is the only day through Sunday they are predicting less than a 50 percent chance of rain.

Too wet to work in the garden, so I wired trees in my mini-orchard last night. planted 9 fruit trees this year and one had blown over to a 45 degree angle. So I drove 3 posts around each and guy wired them till they get rooted good.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 08:10 AM

Nice landscaping and gardens grnspot. Your dalmation seems to like being photographed! It's raining here in eastern Canada as well. We got 1 day of sun on Sat. and about half of Sunday and then back to rain until Thursday. It's the wettest spring/early summer I can remember.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 08:15 AM

My garden looks good still, with part of it being watered. But many areas of the field corn is dry & twisted. Decent chance of rain tonight & tomorrow. Been around 3 weeks since a drop of rain & mid 90's & full sun most of that time. Dry as can be. Some areas of grass is beginning to sound off as you walk on it. Hoping for rain now!

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 09:14 AM

We did have an unusualy wet spring but looks like the bulk of it is over, thay are calling for 96 Degrees here today. My tomato plants are already 3' and corn about 2'.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 04:41 PM

We're in the forecast area for severe storms again tonight, hope they don't materialize! ~~ grnspot

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 04:56 PM

Been in the upper 90's here for about two weeks. Got one good rain. Been watering between.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 05:12 PM

Sprinkled on me some today, but good rains passed just 10 miles SW of me! :-( Best chance is tomorrow, so hoping for the corn to get a drink.




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