Classic, and some of you more Northern growers, get ready to dig everything that will be saleable this Fall and Winter. You may be looking at $1000.00 to $1200.00 dollars per pound since I don't think there will be hardly any crop in the South or mid part of the country. This is what Tenn. N.C. and Kentucky is experiencing right now and look at this extended forecast.
Im afraid that will be the case as well Hugh. I would love to get in plenty of Seng huntin this year but it isnt lookin good. On the upside, I have about six pounds I held over from last year that I will have high hopes for.
Everything is starting to suffer, grass turing brown and crunches when you step on it.
I got more blackberries this past weekend, but there will not be many more - they are drying up.
Seng plants in the woods looked good last weekend, but if this keeps up that will not be the case.
Here is what my 10 day looks like now... Going to be scorchers the next several days. Those 20% chances of rain next week look promising, but that is probably going to be those pop up evening thundershowers, that hit and miss. Hope they hit my area
For the most part, Maine has been in the low 70's and high 50's during the night and very wet for the past four weeks.
Yesterday was the first day we hit 80' this month. Even with the moist weather, my plants look healthy. Slugs have been going strong until they get close to my beds and get a deadly dose of Deadline MP's.
For me, I'm looking forward to some dry weather for my seng and also the honey bees.
Good luck to you Classic and the ones who have more favorable weather. I'd be tickled to see you do about $50,000- $100,000 worth of business this year. You've been at it for some time and I hope this is payoff year for you.
I've been keeping a close eye on a couple plants near my house during this intense heat, and a couple of them are not looking too good. One or two I've helped with some watering, but left a couple to use as a gauge to see what they are looking like in the woods without help. They are starting to yellow a bit and looking withered. Not good.
It has been right around 100 degrees around here the last couple of days, but we had one heck of a storm come through last night. I got a little over an inch of rain, but unfortunately there were huricane force winds to go with it. My power just came back on after being out for about 18 hours.
I got up early this morning and went and checked on my seed producing area and another area where I planted a wild sim patch. I've already had quite a few 3 leafers go down, but there still a lot hanging on. The rain should help those ones, but I'm not sure the ones that have already gone down will be back next spring. I guess time will tell.
My seed producing area is fairing pretty well. I've had some browsed by deer, and a few were snapped off by the high winds last night, but the ones that are left are starting to fill out the berry stems. I saw a few berries that were about pea size, but most aren't that big yet. That rain came at a good time, but we'll definately need more in the not too distant future.