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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9081950

Is it must me or is everyone else's garden gone comatose? Plants and seedlings I planted out weeks ago aren't growing .. I'm thinking it's probably all these cold nights and the soil temperature is still low.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 14, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9082615

Farrther north than you and that's probably, plants know when it is time to grow.Mine are'nt damaged and one tomato plant is all that's growing like it should.
StonoRiver
Johns Island, SC

May 1, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9106541

My soil temp measured 63 Degrees last week, X, highest I've ever seen in 23 years here on this date...
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2012
4:18 AM

Post #9106762

Some volunteer tomato plants, courtesy of my home made compost, are in full bloom and some have tiny tomatoes on them already. It is interesting to watch which plants respond to the soil temps, the air temps and the plain old calendar (moon phase???).
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2012
4:44 AM

Post #9106786

Last week everything just took off like a rocket! All the morning glory's and passion vines are climbing along with the hedychium and costus gingers .. the curcuma, which is always last to make an appearance is starting to come up as well.
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9111198

we sat up last night on lake murray watching the storm clouds that were actually 90 miles away - what a light show! X did you all get a thunderboomer last night?
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9111202

Not a drop here.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 5, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9111230

No rain but could see lightning to the NNE - wasn't from your storm though. Hopefully tonight? 50% chance.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9122998

It's raining in the NC mountains and it is headed this way. I hope we get some!
Barb
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9123026

It rained last week got about 2 inches .. then again yesterday got about a quarter inch and suppose to rain some more this afternoon. I'm loving it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9124515

We got an inch last week and 1/2 inch last night. We're also supposed to get more rain today. Yes!
Barb
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9124559

I'm thinking this is one of the wettest Springs I've seen in a long time! Hope it keeps up .. my water bill last year was anywhere from 10 to fifteen dollars over normal!
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9125097

2/10" here, :-(
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2012
2:51 PM

Post #9125118

Bummer .. I was just looking at the radar and there is a big storm just going through Savannah and it looks like it's heading your way.
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9125276

Not a drop. It generally seems to stay west of Hwy 17.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9130647

I've been up in the Mtns (Dobson and Laurel Springs, NC) since Thursday. It'll be interesting to see what my gardens look like since the slow and steady rain was still falling when I left.
Here's a picture of me and my dog Sugah'bama getting ready take a ride on the motorcycle yesterday.
Barb

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9130699

How neat! I love coming back to my garden after a few days away - it's always fun to see what grew! Cute pup - lately I've been seeing dogs on motorcycles a lot - does Sugah'bama have a helmet and goggles?
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9132034

She does have doggles, but hates to wear them, so while we're riding, she tucks her head into my coat.
Things have grown since last Thursday. My daylilies are blooming like crazy, the tomatoes have doubled in size and the gardenias are either in full bloom or starting.
And here's a picture of my hydrangea...
Barb

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rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9134949

those days of slow falling rain really kicked my Tomato's in too! Growing several heirlooms this year (Genovese Costuluto, Box Car Willie, Remy Rouge, Rinaldo and Cherokee Purple) Corn is up and thus far the vole has stayed away - did more companion planting this year in that garden with nasturtiams, tansy and oregano coupled with sunflowers, bush beans and bush lima - here's hoping! :)

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