Re: [gardeners] Re: Heat wave

George Shirley (
Wed, 06 Sep 2000 10:05:04 -0500

I didn't have time to check the temps this morning at 0630 when I was leaving
for a clients work site. But, big grin goes here, I drove 20 miles without the
air conditioning on in the car and it was actually pleasant out until about 0900
when the heat started rolling in. We had a little cold(cool) front blowing
through and the temps felt to be in the upper sixties or lower seventies.
However brief it was enjoyable. Now if we could just get some rain to put out
the small forest fires that are burning a little north of us.


penny x stamm wrote:
> .
> It makes me smile to think of you getting badly sunburned in May --
> we're not even allowed to plant our seedlings until mid-May, and
> then only if the weather has been mild!  I normally target June 1st.
> That, of course, puts us waaaaay behind you in cultivation.
> February is usually the hardest month we endure. March is cold,
> windy and raw. April is rainy, and cool. May begins the calm-down.
> This morning, btw, it was57* when we woke up. Broke a record for
> the lowest temperature on this date!  The statistics say that this
> summer on average we were 10 degrees cooler than normal. And
> we barely ever saw the sun...
> Right now we are freezing here inside the house, at midnight. My
> hands are like ice. We refuse to turn on the heat, just out of principle!
> I guess we'll have a mug of hot soup before bedtime ... seems just
> impossible, this kooky weather.
> We had half an inch of rain during all of July, last summer. We had
> 8 inches of rain during all of July, this summer. Both are bad extremes.
> I enjoyed your list of recommended planting times. I'm gonna
> share it with my Coop Ext boss tomorrow, just for all the oohs and
> aahs it will bring.  What zone are you?
> Penny, NY -- where it should be 85* but it ain't
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