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Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on July 8, 2015 at 8:53pm

William thats so funny, nodding off to sleep. Wow thats good rainfall. The news paper just released our rainfall for the past year. Last month ( winter here ) we got 38.2 ml . 25ml=1". Total rainfall for the year was 707.4 ml, so thats about 28inchs. So I have to water under trees all year.  Temps at the moment are around, nights about 5c, days about 14 c . We are in our second dormant period which is for about 6 weeks where not much grows. The other dormant period is late summer Feb- March.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 8, 2015 at 10:16am

The rain detoured where I am so back to heatwave as of today or tomorrow, in metric , 30C's into next week again.

See what will grow in veggie garden that I plant, pull some morning glories out of there first. Once planted do watering in evening.

Glad you did not get blown away or floated away.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on July 8, 2015 at 7:15am

Rained all day yesterday and got 2.23 inches and checked this morning and got .99 over night. It is good for garden and keeps the heat down other wise it would be in 100's. My green beans are coming to an end. I will be pulling them out and plant something else in the spot. All the plants have died back on my spaghetti squash, I'm hoping some of them will ripen if I leave them hang for a while. I have one sunflower starting to show some form of the head. I have never planted them before so kind of exciting. Woops I fell asleep guess I better finish this.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 7, 2015 at 11:22pm

Keryn and Vicky. Yes heat wave is coming back along with smoke from wildfires up North Alberta, Saskatchewan  and then BC  mainland and onto Vancouver Island.

Feet still a bit swollen from accident back in May. I am taking certain snake venom they make now for those that have phlebitis and clot problems. Finished Vipera Reddi yesterday and continue once a day alternate days with Bushmaster snake venom.Seems to be working, thanks to my Naturopath doctor, slower than regular doctor but does not make sick like pharmacy stuff.  I hope tomorrow to finally get veggie seeds into garden and watch for rabbit. If I can corral it maybe make it a pet. The children in neighbourhood have been mean to it chasing it with their dog and trying to run it down with their bikes and skateboards.

Awful smoke from up North. Think I will close window.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 7, 2015 at 10:48pm

Thank you for birthday wishes, Sat. was my sweet 16th rebirth day, today I have 25 yrs clean and sober. Yes I have air conditioning, would be miserable here without it. Still 100s and 90s here and we are in a drought as not much snow pack last winter. I pulled the bush beans today since the leaves were all munched and got a big bowl of asst. beans. Nancy has been having me pick her blackberries and I get some of them. I stuck 4 of the tomato starts into the ground inside the concrete reinforcement wire cage.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on July 7, 2015 at 9:57pm

Happy birthday Vicky, Hi Nancy.  You are having a heat wave, you have too water at night in that sort of heat. Vicky do you have an air con. Well the Orchid show is over and its now time to weed my garden. This winter is a bit strange, lots of cloud cover but very little rain fall. In fact I have the sprinkler going, hope we get good spring rains. If you guys are having a hot summer then we will too and with no winter rain it won,t be good. The farmers are not spending money and thats a bad sign for a dry hot summer to come here as well. 

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 4, 2015 at 11:45am

Not my kind of heat. Was supposed to cool overnight here. I don't think so and 90F in house.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 4, 2015 at 1:38am

The one thermometer I saw today on a business said 107 that was in the evening. Computer says it's 85 now at 11:30 at night. Made a one day trip to work and buy food. Scored some more good deals at Walmart tonight, bird netting 14'x14' $3, nylon trellis $2, elfin thyme plants 1/2 off, 25' soaker hoses for $4. Someone donated foot long pieces of pvc pipe that was cut at a slant on one end so you can stick it into the ground and a hole on other end it was 1/2 off colored tag so got it.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on July 3, 2015 at 10:11am

This heat wave and drought is a real trouble. Saturday I hope to mow the lawn and plant some veggie seeds in hope to harvest in Fall. Yesterday went to Naturopath, on 2 more medicines. So now taking 2 vials  @ 3 and 5 pellets 1 to 2 times a day of snake.

Main fridge making noises, hope it  does not break down. I do have spare in basement but with the weathers heat, it is working harder. Looks like you are coming along with veggies, Vicky.

Spread used coffee grounds on lawn, seeing if it will help where past dogs used for pee area and also drive ants and bunny out. Bunny digging next to foundation and  eating my tiger lilies. Well it is stay inside or go to MH Mall today in metric 30C's.

Comment by Vicky Myers on July 3, 2015 at 9:48am

I harvested a batch of bush beans, trying to get all the apricots but ladder not tall enough that I borrowed. Cleaned up the mess of going to seed radishes. I over planted one batch of cucumbers in one box so I pulled the bug eaten purple beans & munchers since they came to a halt at one set of leaves from bugs & spread out them out. So far the bush cukes in a box are looking ok even have some blooms.Lemon cukes are coming along ok even with some bug bites. Went to Bi-Mart on my birthday the 1st and scored 15 4" herbs plants for .67 each, love clearance sales of 75% off.

 

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