[Market-farming] Too wet? What's that?

Errol Castens castens at nepower.coop
Mon Jun 11 22:41:43 EDT 2007

We're accustomed to dry spells in the depths of summer -- four to six
weeks without substantial rains -- but we had such a dry spring, we're at
less than half our normal rain for this point in the year. You can hear
the grass crunch. Nothing's growing without irrigation; the trees are
stressed. But someday we'll be complaining again that there's too much

Oxford, Mississippi
Zone 7 (and for the past several years, 8)

On Mon, June 11, 2007 1:52 pm, Pat Meadows said:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:12:51 -0400, you wrote:
>>There is hope in PA. Last year it rained and rained and rained. I learned
>>that you  can drop horribly root bound broccoli and cabbage plants in the
>>mud, step on the root ball, and they grow take right off. Same thing with
>>potatoes. I had the best weed control ever, because I tilled almost the
>>whole field when it finally dried up enough in early July, and then
>> planted.
>>At the end of the season, it turned out to be a decent economic year.
> We're OK so far this year, in fact the rain/dry ratio has been just about
> right.
> Pat
> -- Northern Pennsylvania
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> We should live in a way that makes a future possible.'
>  - Thich Nhat Hanh

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