Thursday, May 26, 2011

A look at the Forecast

Here's the forecast for the next few days.  What do you see? 

Let me be more specific, besides a rainy weekend, what do you see as a gardener?

I see a window of opportunity for us gardeners.
  • There are no frost warnings in sight! If you haven't done so, it looks like a good time to plant our tender tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons and squash. 
  • I see that someone else is going to do the watering.  If I can, I'll plant as much as I can before the rain so that Mother Nature will do the watering instead of me. She does a much better job of watering the garden than I can ever hope to do with my watering can.  
  • I also know that after the rain, I'll have to wait a couple of days before I can walk through the garden without collecting an inch of soil on my shoes.  How much longer do I want to delay my planting?
  • I see high temperatures ahead.  Seeds and young transplants love moisture followed by a good warm spell. 
This forecast looks great for us gardeners.  Looks like it's time to turn off the computer and head down to the garden!


danielle said...

I just bought a house with an empty garden in the front yard and was looking for information on where to start with it... I stumbled across your blog and holy smokes is this helpful! An absolute wealth of information. Thanks! I'll most certainly be checking back.

Getty said...

Hi Danielle,
Congrats on the house! Hope you have fun with the garden. Just ask if you have any specific questions, lots of readers with tons of experience and great ideas.