|Temperature & Rainfall Records for Week Commencing 10 October 2016|
Monday, 17 October 2016
It has been a few days now since we had any reasonable weather even allowing for it being the middle of October. It's been a week since we visited the plot so if we're not careful we'll be getting a tidy up letter from the council.
Since last Monday when we visited the plot in the rain we've had more rain each day. Oddly though it's been one of the driest starts to October we've had in the last seven years with 22.8mm or 0.9ins. We didn't have much rain on Friday and Saturday but the weather wasn't very conducive to doing any gardening. Between any showers it's been cloudy with only a few brief sunny spells resulting only 4.4 hours of sunshine all week. A mild September has spoilt us especially moving straight into a coolish October. Perhaps the weather will improve next week. Tidying up the plot has gone on hold this week bringing all our wonderful plans to a grinding halt.
We did manage to pick a few tomatoes and some salad leaves from our raised bed at home for our lunchtime sandwiches .
We might manage another week with our home grown tomatoes before we have to move on to less tasty mass produced fruits. It's been very nice to have tasty tomatoes for a few months.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:32