Sunday, May 28, 2017

790 Growing Degree Days (B42)

The Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata) is starting to shed pollen.  

This stuff is my kryptonite.  I am so allergic to this stuff that I get contact dermatitis when I brush against the seed heads.  It is like Poison Ivy except it shows up in about 10 minutes.

Because this is a tall grass, up to five feet tall, walking through it puts clouds of pollen right at face level.  

The next ten days will have me mostly inside.  If I go outside I will carry antihistamine eye-drops and will probably dose myself with diphenhydramine before walking around outside.

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