Monday, May 16, 2011

Rain: A Full Inch of Rain (May 15, 2011)

We got a full half inch of rain overnight and into yesterday morning, which was very good timing from the perspective of the plants in the garden. A late rain like this will allow me to keep the irrigation off for about a week, saving water. On the downside, I'll have to get out there soon to spray the grapes with sulfur again. The rain will have washed it all off. Yesterday's rain is likely to be the last of the 2010-2011 rainy season (which ends  on June 30). Our total for the season now stands at 37.1 inches, well above the historical average for Santa Rosa of 31.9 inches.

[Update: It continued to rain on the 16th and into the 17th. We got a total of 1.5 inches, which brings our 2010-2011 total to 38.1 inches.]

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