Record no rain.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    We have reached a record 54 days with no rain registered. Things in the garden are having a hard time. We can't water everything, something always gets missed. They say we have a chance of a shower over the weekend.
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I feel your pain. Our record length without rain was July 1 thru Sept 22, 2000....84 days. Thankfully during that time we only had 7 days of 100 deg temps. I used up all the water in my 5 (55 gallon) rain barrels long before it ended.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I don't think we've ever had such a long spell without rain here in Scotland. I really hope you get some rain soon before your garden suffers any more.
     
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    Unfortunately, drought seems to be the coming thing. Those of us who can should consider harvesting rainwater. We have three 250 gal. cubes--two off the barn roof and one off the garage, and three 55 gal. trash cans that catch water off the house (two). and the workshop. We don't water heavily or often, just enough to keep things alive and green.
    So many towns/areas in Texas have water restrictions that even if water harvesting is not economically valid now, at least you have water when you need it.
     

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  6. Islandlife

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    I'm north of Kildale and 54 days with NO rain really sucks and isn't doing any the gardens any good at all. None whatsoever. I'm really hoping for a few drops SOON - like anytime NOW would be totally A-OK with me :)

    This year here has been really different. We had an incredible hard long cold winter and the BOOM summer started, got hot and now no rain.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I've heard about your dry weather in BC, and completely understand how you feel. We had a drought here in my area of Ontario last summer, and it is a horrible feeling watching your gardens suffer and your beloved plants die off. I'll do a rain dance for you ... hang in there guys!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Rain has been pitifully little in my garden. We had no winter (except for 3 days of temps in hovering around the freezing mark) and very little rain so this summer has been a continuation of last summer now for 15 months. And I haven't heard any good news for the next few months either.
     
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    So different here,..it didn't rain today,..that's a bonus as we nearly always get at least one shower per day,..thankfully of late it has rained overnight rather than spoil the daytime,..i guess somebody loves us lol.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    The 3 drops that fell over the weekend helped to clear some smoke from the sky, but the garden is incredibly dry. I'm attempting to water some to keep the perennials alive. Looks like it will be a dry fall unless some major weather patterns change.
     
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