Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

This has got to be the coolest and rainest spring I remember in a long, long time. I can't believe it is raining AGAIN today. It rained last Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun morning, Mon (a torrential downpour of course just as I had to walk outside in my work clothes & dressy shoes, with no umbrella - I got totally soaked) Wed and Thurs!! Forget trellises, I need to build an ark!

I literally have not used my soaker hoses once yet this entire season. Now, if this was Seattle, it wouldn't be that strange. But here in NJ this is highly irregular. Last year by this time we'd already had a heat wave with temps in the 90's. This spring, we've barely hit 80 except a couple of times.

And they're even predicting more rain and cool weather this weekend. I'm supposed to go swimming in the Atlantic this weekend at the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. In previous years, it has been so hot and humid the dip is always refreshing after the long march in the sun. This year, I think I'm going to have to really get in the Polar Bear mindset! Maybe even wear my shorty wetsuit.

In any case, it sure has been keeping me out of the garden. So far, everything seems ok- but I am worried my peppers are going to be drowned. Here's hoping it turns into a normal summer with the solstice next week!!


Anonymous said...

Hi there... wish you could send some of that rain my way.. S.E. Texas has been VERY dry this Spring. And 95 in the shade. The grass is turning brown. Can only afford to water the pot plants, which I have too many!

Happy Gardening,


VeggieLadie said...

Did you have hail on Tuesday? My plants are NOT happy about that. It was pea sized, punched load of holes and slices in leaves, knocked off a bunch of peppers and mad!

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