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We finally got a substantial rain – ca 16 mm the last 48 hrs – the first in months. Who would have thought Sweden would have a draught. The water table is at an all time low in many areas. 

Most of the spring chores, however, are done – seeds and plants in and watered mostly by hand. After the rain is a good time to start putting out the flax straw mulch, especially in the walkways. 

The first trays of cabbage are planted and covered with fleece. 


There are still a lot of pumpkins and squash left to plant out, but the cold nights of the first week of June are not in the weather predictions this year so…

It’s been a very dry summer and altho I try to water, it’s never enough. In spite of the drought, just about everything has been growing surprisingly well. 


Now we are finally geting a substantial amount of rain. 

Well, no frost this time, so I took the tarps off and can get back to planting out the rest of the sensitive plants like pumpkins and maize. 


And of course, there’s always something to complain about – it’s dry. We need some rain. It’s supposed to rain lots this weekend. Probably too much, and I probably won’t want to go to the Fyris Farmers Market on Saturday either. 

10 mm of timely rain extends my watering effort from a few days ago. 

Rainy days in Seattle. 

 
  

  
  

  
   

   
 

   

  

We got about 50 mm of rain the last 24 hours. 

   
  

       

The clay soil holds water very well, and was already very saturated. Everywhere is really soggy. The drainage is not fast/good enough. The ditches around the crop circles are full, the pool in the middle is filling up, and it’s still raining. 

Everything is fine – the weather is perfect this summer – I don’t have to water, it’s cool enough to get in a good workday every day, and everything is growing well. But, I suppose I have to admit, it’s a cool, rainy summer so far this year. 

  
Some crops are a bit late, but no problem, we may still get a warm spell. 

If, however, the cool weather continues, and we get an early frost, it could be a disaster. It has happened a couple of times during my gardening career, that we haven’t gotten any pumpkins or maize because of a bad summer and early frost. 

But I’m not going to worry about that now. 

  

The ground is just right – warming up and drying out. The compost is spread and most of the weed roots are dug out. It’s going to rain tonight and later in the week, so it’s a good time to till, make some raised beds and sow some seeds and set some potatoes, even tho it is still a bit early. 

It’s been wet, windy and cold. Not very much fun in the garden.

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It’s much more conducive to staying indoors and reading.

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And drying out like these mushrooms. Two or three kinds of chanterelle picked this weekend.

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A few pictures while the garden is in it’s prime.

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We’ve had a few thunder showers lately.

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Flowers along with the vegetables.

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Pretty well weeded.

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Lots of mulch

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The resident hare is over by the rock pile.

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