Whether or not my rain gauges are accurate I do not know. There are two, different shapes and in different areas of the gardens. So far each rain they agree.
On Thursday April 19 it rained steadily all day. By the next morning the rain gauges each held 5 1/2 inches. Over the bus trip weekend they collected 2 1/2 inches each. Last night several thunderstorms rolled past, something I quite enjoy from the coziness of my bed. There was hail, wind, sudden downpours. This morning...
another 2 inches, bringing the total for the last 14 days to 10.
This morning along the brick path, these cups runneth over.
Who knows how long it will be before it's dry enough for Dave to plow the horse manure and chicken house bedding into the vegetable bed. Just two days before the first deep rain I had confirmed with him that I was indeed on his schedule.
Meanwhile it's time to transition the seedlings from under the grow lights in the basement to being out of doors. Yesterday I moved them to the mini greenhouses on the back porch. Most of them need potting up and they all need hardening off before they can be set out. Was it really two months ago I planted the first of the seeds??
Happily I'm expecting company here this month. Everyone has expressed a desire to help in the gardens. And everyone who visits will leave with some of these...