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Heat domes, wet spells, and the weather patterns that tie them together

In addition to my frequent posts on this blog (over 6,000 since it started in 2014!), I also post once a month on The Garden Professors blog, which tackles questions about the science of gardening. Most of the articles (written by better plant scientists than me) are about mulching with arborist chips and whether using epsom salts have any scientific value to plants, but I do get to throw in an article from time to time on the impacts of weather on gardens. This week’s article there describes the links between the “heat domes” we have seen out west this year and the persistently wet weather we are experiencing in the Southeast. You can check it out along with other garden science articles at