Thursday, June 4, 2009

A cool late spring

Although the beginning of May was warm, the last few weeks have been rainy and cool, with the evening temperatures always in the 40s, which meant that instead of planting soy and snap beans, and planting out the tomato seedlings, around the end of May, I'm still waiting a few more days for the soil to warm up, as we've had a few days in the 60s now which is warming the soil. The tomato seedlings are growing a little better in the cold frame than they would in the field, at the moment. The weather usually turns warm here at some point during the first ten days of June.

The apple blossoms are mostly off the trees now. A few days of rain during the blossom time hurt pollination, but there were enough sunny days. With sufficient rain through the summer and fall, and no hurricane winds to blow them down, it should be a very good year for the apple crop.

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