Saturday, 17 October 2015
The weather has been settled for the last three days but the problem is it's not been good settled.
Looking at the chart for the last three days we had a short spell of sunshine around lunchtime on Wednesday since then virtually no sunshine. Friday has been dullest of the three days hardly getting light all day with the temperature only managing a high of 11.4°C or 52.5°F. On Thursday and Friday my weather station recorded a very small amount of rainfall on each day. The time indicated on the chart doesn't actually refer to when the rain fell it's when the drizzle which fell off and on through the day amounted to 0.2mm (0.01”) the smallest amount my weather station records.
With the temperature around 10°C (50°F) mark and damp it's not been gardening sort of weather. We could do to visit the plot over the weekend to harvest a few fresh vegetables and do a little more tidying up.
We also need to decide if I want quinces are ready to pick. Last year we had a couple of testers on 1 October and then picked the remaining quinces on 8 October so obviously this year we are at bit later. Perhaps we need to do a test this weekend to check for ripeness.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 12:37