Sun, Apr 7, 2013, 10:08 AM PDT
... HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
* TIMING: WINDS HAVE INCREASED THIS MORNING. THESE WINDS WILL LAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON... THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE DURING THE EARLY EVENING.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
* IMPACTS: MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER GUSTS ALONG WITH DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.
A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE 40 MPH OR GREATER WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH. THESE WINDS CAN EASILY TOSS AROUND LOOSE OBJECTS AND DOWN LARGE TREE LIMBS AND POWERLINES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION AND BE ALERT FOR FLYING DEBRIS. DRIVING MAY ALSO BE DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
It's a good day to stay indoors and pot up the tomatoes and peppers that are outgrowing their small containers.
The tools: Large plastic cups, hot glue gun for making drainage holes and Sharpie pen for identifying the contents.
Thirty-six peppers will be potted up today.
Yes, the kitchen is my "potting shed".
I put a small amount of potting mix in the bottom of the cup, then remove the lower leaves and set the pepper plant deeper than it was grown in the smaller cup.
I add a bit of potting mix around the edges and tamp it down well with the end of my Sharpie.
Then I fill it up and gently firm the potting mix around the plant.
It gets a drink of tepid water.
Then the plants are ready to go back under the grow lights.
The small cups are washed and saved for another year.
I only got a dozen peppers up-potted before Son John showed up to help out in the front yard.
He dug out the flower bed, then repaired the broken sprinkler line. You can see all the pine tree debris from the wind storm. I'm trying to keep it cleaned up as we go.
We got the landscape cloth on. No easy chore working out in 60 MPH wind gusts! I found a bunch of wire hangers, so John made a bunch of pins to hold the cloth down.
Now it's time to take a short break!