Usually I'm posting about snow! Well , not in July! I think this is my first post on hot weather.
We've had record breaking temperatures in this region. In the 50 years I've lived here I don't remember temperatures above 30 C. Now I know temperatures have been above 30 but not often and I don't remember it.
So we are on our third day with a high of 35 C. Now I know some will laugh at this temperature as I know temperatures go much higher than 35. However, 35 C is an extreme for me.
Plants suffer from the heat but when we get cooler temperatures and a little rain , the plants will bounce back.
As I've said many times our annual average amount of precipitation is 12 in. (That's counting snow. ) 10 in of snow equals one inch of water.
So how do we produce huge crops? There's usually about a 1000 ft of clay below us. Very little of our precipitation will run off. Many other places have little top soil and so water runs off.
So there you have it. An explanation, although it's too brief, about soil moisture.
Now if it would only cool off! We have two more days of hot weather.