Category Archives: Garden

Warm Humid Weather Weather Has Returned To The NEK

After cool weather at the end of last week, warmer and more muggy air has returned to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Today has been the worst with a current temperature of 82.8°, and a dew point of 67.4° at 2PM in Island Pond.

island Pond, vt temperatures

Temperatures over the past 7 days in Island Pond, VT.

Island Pond, VT dew points

Dew points in Island Pond VT over the last 7 days

As a result of the warm muggy air over us, we are expecting showers and thunder storms this afternoon. Tomorrow a cold front is expected to move through returning us to much dries air.

forecast for Island Pond, VT

Now that Memorial Day has past, it’s time to start getting the rest of the garden planted. I hope to get to a garden center over the next couple of days and picking up a few tomatoes and maybe even a few other vegetable sets to help get a few earlier harvests then I’ll get by just planting seeds. I’ll post some photos of my progress as I go.

Greening up in Island Pond

Spring is finally in full swing here in the NEK of Vermont. The leaves are starting to fill out on the trees, and the grass is getting green. We still have a way to go, but it’s good to see things growing again. Below is a current image from our webcam showing how things are greening up here in Island Pond.

island pond webcam

Starting to green up here in the NEK of Vermont

I have also setup a small 4 X 4 raised bed last week to grow salad greens this year. In addition to planting some seeds, I purchased a few sets this week for some earlier harvests. The seeds are starting to sprout even though you can’t see them in the photo below.

raised garden bed

Small raised bed to grow salad greens in Island Pond.

I have another 4 X 4 raised bed that I will be planting with summer squash and cucumbers when it warms up a bit more. Since we are under a freeze warning for tonight I’m glad I didn’t plant it yet.

Labor Day Weekend , 8/29/14

As I write this quick blog post @12:30pm, the current temperature in Island Pond is 66°.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend in the NEK.! Get out there and enjoy what’s left of summer. Fall truly is just around the corner.

sunflower photograph

Sunflower that came up near where we had a bird feeder setup last winter. 8/29/14