Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Funny Sort of Mainly Dry Day!

The forecast for Tuesday was mainly dry but it didn’t quite turn out that way. It was a reasonable sort of a day up until lunchtime when it started to rain. It then continued to rain on and off for the remainder of the day.
Temperature & Rainfall Records for 24 April 2018
By the end of the day we'd managed another 9.6mm (0.38in) of rainfall bringing the monthly total up to 72.6mm (2.9in) and a very wet month with around twice our average April rainfall.

I’m hoping that it hasn’t made the soil at the allotment too wet to dig. The beginning of April was very wet and the soil had only just managed to dry out sufficiently to allow a start to be made on digging. 
At the beginning of the week much of the soil was in good condition for digging but some areas were still a little bit on the wet side. Fortunately, we've got a couple of beds already prepared, one for sowing peas and the other for planting out our brassicas. We could do without any more rain for a few days but with the forecast suggesting very unsettled weather over the next week that seems unlikely to happen.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett

1 comment:

  1. Awesome update Martyn thank you for sharing and blessing to you and Sue


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