How's your Rain Fall been Lately?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 23, 2014.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It's rained every day here for the last 7 days. Some rains were heavy but brief. Put down 250 lbs. of fertilizer 18 days ago. Plants look kinda happy.

    Let's hear your precipitation report ...
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It rained mucho here over the last couple of weeks while I was gone. I was traveling through Georgia, Tennesee, Kentucky and then to Indiana. talk about some good simple living and much nicer people as a whole. Anyways, yesterday was the first day with no rain.
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Lousy. Very little rain here in the last two weeks. My plants are melting and so am I trying to water them all with the hose daily.:mad:
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Anna, I will agree with you on Lousy. I have had only one good rain in all of June. I did have the clouds spit a few drops now and then or maybe they were just sweating. Temps in the mid/upper 90's not helping much. Where is our rainy season?
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Getting a much needed rain right now. Noticed some of the potted up children looking a little stressed. :hoe&rake
     
  6. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    :SourOn the radar I see rain all around us for the past few days, not here though
     
  7. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Its rained almost every day , havent had to water in a few weeks !
     
  8. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I am with you David, I am about a 1/4 mile south of Mike a get more than he does. image.jpg
     
  9. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Being that ALL my plants are in planters the rain is so nice . finally bought my FINAL property , finally in the ground they will go
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    How exciting, David! Please show us your progress as you create their final homes.:digger1
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hurricane Arthur is moving on towards the Carolinas. Should be drying out here over the holiday weekend. Hopefully the west coast got sufficient rain from Arthur.
     
  12. Judy Glock

    Judy Glock Active Member

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    The Ft. Myers west coast has received less than 3" the whole month of June! And nothing from Arthur.
     
  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I received a little over 1" in mother natures light show last night. :happy-dance:
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Sorry to hear that our West Coast friends have not seen enough rain clouds, I wish I could share. Yesterday we had a faint immeasurable misting, but kept the humidity levels high. Worked in the yard for 6 hours and was drenched in sweat. At sunrise this morning, got a very nice cloud burst. Nice and cool, I decided to step up some crotons into larger containers that was much needed. Now another cloud bust has driven me inside and to the Croton Forum. :confused:
     
  15. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    over 2" yesterday & more today Joyful
     
  16. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Aaaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!! Are we the only ones not getting any rain?Grumpy
     
  17. edric

    edric Active Member

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    Not as much as neiboring towns & cities, but .93 in. yesterday & 2.94 in. today, Ed
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    They just bumped up the chance of rain for the next three days in South Florida to 40%. A jump from yesterday ... :eek:
     
  19. edric

    edric Active Member

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    I can believe that Ron, it's still raining here, now at 3.09 in. today, Ed
     
  20. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Rain! Beautiful rain! Got over an inch last night:happy-dance:! Finally.
     
  21. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    The rain fall has improved here in the last week. Julyrain.jpg
     
  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Glad to hear that the rains have finally arrived for some of our West Coastal friends! :baby:

    Soon you'll be swatting the blood suckers like the rest of us. Vamp

    I have not gone without applying DEET when working in the garden for the last 10 days. Yuck
     
  23. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Florida Mosquito.jpg

    I've even seen some of these guys too ... :eek:
     
  24. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    The blood suckers have been around, even without the rains. They should be having a party now with 5" of rain having fallen at my place since Sunday.
     
  25. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Looks like the Keys are getting some much needed rains. Their precipitation totals have been below normal this rainy season. :jiggy:
     
  26. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    OMG way to much rain here in White City . I have not watered once since May . In the planters its washing the fertiluzer on thru . three month fert is gone . Over 25 inches in 60 days . Cant work on new project its to wet . Even got Track Bobcat stuck ........
     
  27. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    When is it going to stop? I think we had 2-3 days in July without rain & August has been non stop.
     
  28. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I am sure my 90 day fertilizer is gone as well even though it was put down 62 days ago. High temps with all the moisture has dispensed nearly all the time released nitrogen. Picked up some time release K-Mag. Its nearly 2.5 times the price but is a 4 month formula. Hopefully it will stay around the root zone longer.
     
  29. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Good Golly Miss Molly - recorded 96 F in the sun, 91 F in the shade - its only been 2 days, already missing the afternoon cloud cover :mad:
     
  30. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Haven't had rain in weeks and it's been in the 90's daily:(. Very frustrating. Even other parts of town have had way more rain than us. After a long dry spell got an inch a month ago and a light sprinkle a few days after that. Nothing since. I've been away the last week and everything has suffered. Wish you all could send some my way.
     

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