Monday, January 18, 2010

Counting the hours

To do well plants such as stone fruit, lilacs and peonies need certain amounts of hours under 40 degrees.  chill calculator  shows how many cold hours we have had so far.   So far, it is just barely almost but not quite enough.  With much needed rain predicted for the next two weeks, it probably is not going to get cold.  The warmer weather is nice, and the rain sorely needed, but the cold is also necessary.  I love the play between needs, but the farmers who raise 90% of the world's crops of some fruits and nuts need both to survive. 

Another link of interest:  drought monitor

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