posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:57 AM
Lack of water can cause leaves to turn color early. Also, a cold spell. And a big wind can weaken leaves and cause them to fall. There's some
weirdness going on, but it isn't unprecedented. My friend in Oregon had a frost the other night and it definitely harmed his early vegetable
Meanwhile, where I am at, the rain, rain, rain, has caused lots of problems concerning putting seeds in the ground. Yet, a hundred miles from me,
there are corn plants, a foot high. WTF? I guess those farmers got the word early. lol. They planted early. Next week is the usual time to plant corn,
yet they probably planted about 3 weeks ago.
The weather is kind of whacky. But it's not unusual, other than it's not the norm, but it's normal from time to time.
Last year I had a great garden going. But too much summer rains caused serious problems. Too much rain. Tomato rot was rampent. Peppers did better
than expected, though.
I know, the old guy next to me knows what is going on. He has a great garden everyyear. I am fairly new to this climate. Some years he plows early,
and plants early, or this year, he plowed late and hasn't even planted yet. He just KNOWS! I should pay more attention to his actions, yes?
By the way, the Farmers Almanac is a really good source on when to garden. My dad swears by it, except he says, well, it's not always correct. But my
ole dad just knows when to plant things. But, this year, he said, the peas just didn't take well. And he told me, he doesn't think he can keep up
with the changes anymore. The air doesn't smell right, the weather patterns are strange.
And I can attest to this. We have been having northeastern rains. This is not the norm. The rains should be coming from the southeast or from the
The winds usually come from the south. And they are coming from the northeast. And today, a rain front came from the northwest, but the wind blew from
the southwest. Maybe soon my peach trees will start bending the opposite way.
Heh, just wanted to say, when I bought my house 7 years ago, the previous owner told me this used to be a rather calm area, but suddenly big winds
started coming from the southwest. He said he had never seen this before, and he grew up in this house, bought it from his dad and then sold it to me.
He said, this is strange stuff happening.
One thing is constant, though. Gigantic night crawlers that I can sell to fishermen. lol And I don't have to dig. They just crawl out of the ground,
because they want to get away from the drowning flood waters.
And, yeah, May first, my cellar filled up with water from rains, the sump pump couldn't even keep up, and the water not only drowned my elevated
HVAC system, both inside and outside, and water heater, began soaking onto the first floor, warping the hardwood floor that has been here for 50
years. Yikes And I am near the top of a plateau.