Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

And The Rain Arrives

We had heavy rains the last few days.  It really has been a little too late though.  Now it will become an issue of too much rain for the local farmers to harvest before the crops rot in the fields.  The soybean harvest has been halted due to the rains and this definitely is not good for those trying to harvest tomatoes.  Our average day of first frost (ADFF) falls the end of the first week of October so if the tomatoes aren't harvested by then they will need to be plowed under.

The grass is loving all the extra rain.  The only downside is trying to cut the grass has been hindered so the yards are looking a little shaggy.  This has just been a bad year for gardening all the way around.  There's only so much you can do about the weather but you have a bit better chance being a home gardener than a commercial grower.  I'm keeping my fingers cross they can get their crops off!

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome

1 comment:

  1. I wish them much luck and better weather.


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