All right, already with the rain! My garden has had plenty of water. Turn off the faucet.
My rain gauge says I got 2.5 inches of water in the past 2 days. This has been going on for at least a week now. We get these incredible thunderstorms about 3 or 4 times a days. Today I was lucky to squeeze in a dry 1.5 hour visit to the plot to work. I ran into the house as the next downpour started. (Fortunately, I checked interactive radar weather site before I went out!)
It is unusual summer weather for this area. How can one plan for this? I am glad I have a wide variety of vegetable crops in my garden. Some are doing well, some are not… The tomatoes and cukes are not appreciating the constant moisture. Sad because tomatoes are mine (and everyone’s) favorite crop. The lower leaves just are so soggy, they turn yellow and then brown …
However many vegetables are doing great. My beets are great – Chiogga and Lutz. Yummy. Also squash is doing too good (I give bags of it to anyone who visits me – lookout). Carrots, beans, radish are good. Broccoli is great too. And fava beans. I have a super potato crop starting now it seems – though its still underground.
My flat of fall seedlings are outside on my stone pathway, “getting some sun”. Not. But they’re out there just in case the sun comes out.
For sure, a dry clear blue day would be appreciated…..