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Friday, 26 June 2020

A new record?

I bailed out of the greenhouse at noon yesterday having given all the beds an extra big drink and a feed.  At the time it was 102.6 degrees and I knew the temperature would continue to rise during the afternoon.

We had a bit of rain overnight, and the odd rumble of thunder, but not nearly enough to fill the water tanks or the ponds.  With another shower about to start, I thought it would be a good idea to check how hot it ended up yesterday.

I almost wish I hadn’t 🌝 and I suspect this is the hottest it has even been.  But the plants seem fine, the beds are still moist and the tomatoes are growing like Topsy.  So I’m going to leave them all to their own devices for the day.









23 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised you scarpered out of the greenhouse with that temperature, any longer and you would have cooked! I don't mind high temperatures as long as I don't have to work in them, which I invariably do :( So far today we have only had a brief couple of light showers here and blue sky is starting to creep back :)

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    1. I’m with you Eunice, love the heat and it rarely - if ever - gets too warm for me. It was, though, terribly hot yesterday in the greenhouse but rest assured, I found plenty to do elsewhere :-)

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  2. Yep, I got out of the polytunnel after it's first water yesterday around 10ish, the thermometer was already heading for the 40's and I was GONE!!

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    1. Unlike Eunice and I you’re not one for the sauna, are you?

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    2. Nope ... I should have been born an Eskimo :-)

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  3. Just being outdoors was enough for me. It is still hot today but we keep having the odd little shower which is so refreshing. My outdoor tomatoes are loving it though.

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    1. Cooler today but we’ve not had any rain. I don’t grow tomatoes outside here (generally too wet and windy) but I reckon you will have a great crop - it is looking like a good year for them.

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  4. Grrrrr, already typed a long comment and lost it!
    Very warm on Wednesday, glasshouse almost volcanic inside, better yesterday thanks to the breeze but still gaspingly warm xxxx

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    1. Awww, thank you for making the effort, even if I didn’t get to read it.

      Back in jeans and socks this evening, feeling rather chilly πŸ™ƒ

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  5. I only went into our greenhouse to open the windows - looked at the thermometer and it read 90! So, so hot. A couple of days ago the toms started wilting but have picked up now. Hot again today - unbearable! I won't be heading to the beach though any time soon😯. P.S. the sparrowhawk left empty handed this morning- I heard my neighbour shooing it away and it landed on our gable end surveying the scene. After a bit of clattering from me, it went on its merry way.

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    1. I suspect your sparrowhawk has a few alternate sites to fall back on when you’re on Protection Detail!

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  6. Dear Jayne
    I am not a heat lover either - once it gets above 21 degrees C, I am not comfortable. I am looking forward to the cooler weather next week.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Oh Ellie, don’t wish too much cool weather on us, I am not ready for it to cool down just yet!

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  7. Get back in there, I'll bring some beer over! x

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    1. You’re on! I don’t know if you will enjoy the plants’ music of choice (Classic FM) but it’s become a very chilled space as I have found a wonderful use for the incense which no longer smells ‘right’ indoors, but smells ~great~ in the greenhouse.

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  8. Yes that is hot & not sure I'd like it in there either. Did make me wonder how hot the greenhouse would be over here on one of our 46deg outside days....... Ugh, makes me shudder. Enjoy your warmth as our winter has been cold,damp & downright dreary & for some unknown reason I'm not enjoying it this year. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. Thanks Susan, thankfully our climate has not yet shifted enough that the ludicrous temperatures you endure sometimes are commonplace here.

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  9. I like heat (except if I have to work in it) but that is ridiculously hot! However so long as the plants are content that's all that matters. We thought it was rather warm here yesterday - it got to 17ΒΊC πŸ˜‚

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    1. I too adore hot weather Graham, but staying in the greenhouse at nearly 110°F would be an invitation to heatstroke and dehydration.

      A whole 17°C in the Outer Hebrides? Goodness, how did you all cope with the strangeness of it ? {giggle}

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  10. It didn't last long did it? I hope we see a return to warmer temperatures soon. X

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    1. Oh, definitely Jules. It is thoroughly ‘nippy’ today, plus rain and a brisk wind. My runner beans are not impressed . . . I cannot say I blame them :)

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