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Comment by Idaho Spud on August 20, 2016 at 6:34am

Kathy, perhaps you have the kind of raspberry that only fruit once a year.

Comment by kathy: ky on August 19, 2016 at 9:10pm
We've been hotter than usual this year. When it's not raining it's in the mid nineties. Humidity hovers between 70-95 %.
Spud, you are right about the bugs. No matter how hot it is I have to wear long pants outside. Mosquitoes are unbearable this year.
I don't know why I don't get the second crop of red raspberries. Probably to much heat and humidity.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2016 at 4:46pm

Daniel, I look forward to learning how your kitchen garden produces. Here's a celebration of okra!

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2016 at 4:44pm

With the high temperatures over the past few years, and with lower than usual precipitation, the natural soils dry out. You may begin to see a difference in the rural landscape, Spud, or not. 

What I observe is a dryer than normal forest, even conifers look stressed. If so, the beetle will come in and kill off the weakened forest. Fires follow. 

I am going up to the L&L Paradise Acres  (my name for Laura's & Larry's home) for the weekend. I will check with the lumbermen while there and learn what their assessment is. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2016 at 1:49pm

The past 3 years has seen quite a few summer temperatures over 100, but not this year.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2016 at 1:47pm

My temperatures are about average (87°).  They were warmer than average in June, often getting to 100, but not in July or August so far.

Rainfall is way below average.  June average is about 1.5 inch, but this year was 0.5  July average is 0.65, but this year was 0.1  August average is 0.59, but so far this year is 0.05

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2016 at 1:33pm

Daniel, is Vancouver, WA getting record temps? I can't even imagine 100 F there. 

We have short spells of over 90F but mostly cool and partly cloudy. It is perfect weather. I hope it holds like this for a few years. Let's see what winter brings. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 19, 2016 at 10:19am

Sorry you have too much rain Kathy.  I sometimes say I would like more rain here, but actually, I'm glad I live in a dry climate.  Mainly because I hate a lot of bugs.  I hate flies flying in front of my face all the time, mosquitoes biting me, slugs eating my garden, termites eating my house, and many others that come with moisture.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 19, 2016 at 10:06am

Yes, Kathy, my raspberries (red) fruit twice a year, unlike the black. And yes, I've noticed rains have hit southern Indiana and Kentucky, but not up here (Laf. area). Luck of the draw.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2016 at 10:57am

Welcome Nightshade.

 

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