It’s just been absolutely storming. Wind, rain, we had a hail advisory but the actual hail never materialized- thankfully.
Unfortunately there have been some casualties.
As you can see, the tomato plant is not liking how wet it’s gotten. The mystery pepper plant is also dripping and unhappy, but I still think that plant is salvageable.
I just need a couple more days for the last tomatoes to ripen- but the plant is definitely on its last legs.
I mean look at the vines just moldering away. All the umbrellas in the world couldn’t stop this.
Something is eating my Pac Choi a little bit- so I put down some sluggo. Honestly any kind of leafy cabbage is going to be nibbled a bit so it really doesn’t bother me.
What does bother me is that two of my pea seeds seem to have committed suicide in the heavy rain.
The force of the rain has driven the seeds out of the soil. Now these are only two of about 7 seeds I planted so hopefully the others will come up- but yeah, it’s a little upsetting. I was having problems with the green onions growing funny, and enough did come up that I’m not worried, but I’m going to wait til the rain is gone before I sow more green onion seeds.
Luckily all my leafy greens don’t give a shit about the rain, and I have more arugula then I know what to do with.
(That is a lie. I know exactly what to do with arugula- shove it into my mouth with great gusto. I fucking love arugula)
Overall the herbs are liking the rain, with the exception of the potted tarragon plant which was on its way out before the downpour anyways so there’s very little I could do about that.
The purple sage looks real rough though.
I don’t think it’s going to die- it’s just waterlogged. Sage is pretty resilient as far as herbs go, the berggarten sage is just soaking up the wet. But the berggarten sage was well established, and the purple sage was new- that’s the real difference.
Luckily for me, and the continued health of my plants, after Sunday the rains should stop for a month. Gives me time to plan for spring and undo some of the damage the rains have done.
So it’s going to be a while before I can do anything out back.
It’s nice to read inside and listen to the rain though. We’ve had such a history of bad drought in California these last few years that even though this amount of rain is not great for me personally, I’m really glad we’re having this amount of rain. It’s good for the health of the state.
Even if it’s not the greatest for the health of the garden.