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Post by Ploshkin on 22nd July 2018, 12:48 pm

I do dig plenty of muck into the beds and I think the unintentional feeding with molasses has had some input. The clay subsoil is proving good to have - despite the prolonged period of very high temps I don't think I've had to water much more than usual and the squashes are swelling rapidly.

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Post by Dandelion on 22nd July 2018, 9:14 pm

It's phenominal! I've never had that much success with
Uchiki Kuri for some reason.

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Post by freebird on 27th July 2018, 7:44 pm

Rain!! Proper rain. First time since May.
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Post by FloBear on 27th July 2018, 8:19 pm

Lucky you, it keeps missing us. Just looked at rainfall radar and can see that the east and south-east of the country is under the coloured blobs.
Hope it's a useful amount.
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Post by Ploshkin on 27th July 2018, 8:35 pm

There was a reasonable amount of rain here this morning too.
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Post by Dandelion on 27th July 2018, 8:39 pm

Still nothing here, but I'm hopeful. My youngest has just gone away camping for the weekend, so I hope it's still a good weekend for her

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Post by FloBear on 28th July 2018, 9:10 pm

We finally had some rain last night. A bit more than previously - there was about 1 mm in my little bucket. Good chance of more tonight.
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Post by Jaded Green on 29th July 2018, 2:38 pm

We’ve had a good amount of rain here on Friday and again today. I’d like to thank everyone who went to Womad for bringing this rain.
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Post by Dandelion on 29th July 2018, 4:03 pm

Dandelion wrote:Still nothing here, but I'm hopeful. My youngest has just gone away camping for the weekend, so I hope it's still a good weekend for her
It wasn't the rain but the strong wind which brought the campers back a day early. My daughter had just over an hour's sleep on Friday night because the wall of the tent was banging into her face continually. She got up and went for a walk at 4am, and said that all over the campsite people were putting down their tents and getting ready to go home. Ironic that with all that good weather they had to choose the wet and windy weekend, but she still enjoyed time with her friends.

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