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Rain watch begins

The season’s weekly rain watch begins. Weeks start on Monday. The big 25 on the rain gauge is the magic 25mm/1″ mark, the rule-of-thumb ideal for a week—an inch of slow and steady rain over a few hours, and of course all the rest, sunshine, that’s just…beautiful. A 1/2″ is…

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First rain (just a little)

The first official rain of the gardening season happened overnight, an unimpressive 3mm or so. I suppose I shouldn’t sneer at ANY rain… Still, it’s hardly enough to do anything but help along the pigweed. On the positive side, it’s a start!

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