Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wet and wet

(Complain Train comin' through!) Oh, oh, oh I am getting so very sick of this cool wet weather. Sick, I say, sick! ::shakes fist at sky:: My garden doesn't like it much either. Everything is too wet. It took a break for a few hours today, long enough to get out and poke around for a minute or two but not much more then that.

The corn, peppers and basil are overwatered at this point. See the lovely yellow that says, Okay enough rain already!
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Plus with all the wet I didn't get a chance to mow the lawn for the past couple of weeks, till today anyway. It's gotten a bit out of hand, though not quite as bad as before. I'd rather use the push mower but with the grass so wet it won't push through it. So yay for the gas mower in this case.
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Then there are the fungal issues that are starting to crop up too. The cilantro is getting some sort of weird subtle bumpy texture to it but it's not the worst of it. Tomorrow for Death Day I have a real treasure to share. ::sigh:: I wish I didn't. I haven't killed anything in a long time!
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The poor tarragon is looking pretty shabby too. The weather is rather conducive to happy slugs, snails and rolly-pollies.
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On the other hand the bee's were out today pollenating the thyme.
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The sage is also in bloom and dealing okay with the rain.
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My lettuce is somehow managing to be slug free and looking good.
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The potatoes (giant pile of plant on the right) are still going nuts.
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And of course all the natives are going nuts on the north side of the house.
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6 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

Yep, yep and yep. That's about all I have to say. We're expecting rain every day for the next week.

Alison said...

I am sick of the wet and the cold too. Love your native corner! What's the plant in front of the fern, with the leaves that go around in a big circle?

Stefaneener said...

That lettuce is just beautiful. Something has to love the rain, I guess.

Engineeredgarden said...

I hear ya on the excessive rain - but of course the temps have been more favorable here.

Daphne said...

Well at least lots of things are loving the rain. I could use a bit of it myself. There is not nearly enough rain this year. Well there was a lot of rain, but 11" all at once is bad. We needed it spread over the whole spring.

Just Jenn said...

Granny - it's getting tiring isn't it?
Alison - I have no idea what it's called (actually it was the only plant I bought about four years ago for that corner of the house) it's even cooler as it has a wonderful deep wine red pitcher type flower that grows up from the base of the plant. The next time I'm at the nursery I'll take note!
Stef - at least something's not drowning in all this rain!
EG - I wish it was at least warm, it makes the wet so much more bearable.
Daphne - 11" all at once? Oh noze!