Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time to sow seeds.

Summer melted away. It happened overnight, I guess. The daily temperatures have been moved down considerably for the next 10 days. Yesterday, we were still flirting with 90 all week. Today, it rained. About 2pm, the bottom fell out. It came a good soaking rain for over an hour. It's been raining on and off since. More in the forecast tonight means that the soil will be damp enough, deep enough for my fall crops. We've got a monthly accumulation now of nearly 8 inches of rain. Most of that has come in the past week. I'm a very happy camper. I might even sow some cilantro seeds. How optimistic is that?

So that's where we stand. With nighttime temperatures in the 60s, seeds that like those cooler conditions will germinate. Tomorrow, I need to prepare a couple pots for my cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli. I'll probably direct sow my spinach. The last of the tomatoes may be pulled too. I've already got 15 quarts in the freezer from my mom & dad. There's another 15 waiting for me when I go home again. I'm set for the winter.

It's 73 degrees and spitting rain. Maybe I should sow some coneflowers too.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh what a treat your cool temps would be. I just checked right now and our temp is 83 degrees, but with the humidity factor it feels like 91. We had a good rain here today with a passing thunderstorm.

I know you're going to have more awesome seedlings going before too much longer.

Happy gardening ~ FlowerLady

Cindy said...

The humidity here was actually lower today. Won't last, but it's a tease and I'll take it. Might still be a little early for cilantro. I'm sowing bush beans next week.

Unknown said...

we have had such a heat wave...record breaking. yesterday it was 107! today, not breaking 100 and next week is actually suppose to be high 80's...i've got tomatoes started already for the fall and will be getting the gardens ready for the fall vegies...woohoo!