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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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The garden is pretty much ready to go. Ready for me to go on vacation, that is.

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All plants are planted out. The seeds are sown. The crop circles have gotten their first big weeding. Most of the mulch is in place. And it has rained quite a bit the last 2 days.

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Even the stone work is nearly high enough to start on the arch for the opening when I get back.

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Now I’m off to northern Sweden for about 10 days of hiking, camping and visiting.