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Rain - Too much of a good thing!!!

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Rain - Too much of a good thing!!!

Post  GloriaG on 5/22/2015, 3:26 pm

Don't get me wrong - I LOVE rain!  We live in an area of Texas that, like many other areas of the country, has experienced significant drought for the last few years.  

But this year, things are different.  As of today, we've had 29" of rain, (we average a total of 34" annually) and have widespread flooding all over the area.

While it sounds like the extra rain would be great for the garden, it has been so persistent every week for the last two months that crops are drowning or are developing mildew, mold and diseases. 

Many of the local truck farmers, who provide produce to local farmer's markets have lost entire crops of onions, garlic, carrots, beets and tomatoes.  Some are supplementing their own crops with produce purchased from surrounding regions and some are falling back on crops like peaches that are holding-up well in the rain.  

For me; I've lost about 1/3 of my onion crop, all my swiss chard and am waging what I believe is a losing battle with mildew on the tomatoes. 

I'll survive, but I can't help feeling sorry for the poor in-ground farmers whose income is dependent on this weather!

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Post  has55 on 5/22/2015, 5:38 pm

yes it has been challenging. I declare the drought is over.
fungus developing on my malabar spinach. any suggestion for treatment. it going to rain again tomorrow and sunday. oh no, i just look out the window and it raining hard again right now.
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