Yes, we’ve had lots of rain here.
There is standing water in some of the lower beds.
And rotting lettuces with wet feet.
We were lucky we got a bit of tillage done last weekend in a brief dry spell so I was able to get a few beds planted out early in the week. So we may have lettuce again someday if it stops raining.
The potato patch is filled with weeds.
It’s not so easy planting into wet soil. But at least we haven’t had to irrigate outside. All summer.
We harvested our garlic crop a few weeks ago during a minute of dry weather.
It has been trying to dry down in the potting house; we’ve been running the fans in there, as it has rained almost every day since we harvested!
Most of our spring crops have been tilled in a few weeks ago, but they are having trouble decomposing due to the constant wetness.
Though it’s definitely been challenging getting things done outside, our indoor crops are mostly doing well.
We are harvesting lots of eggplant, tomatoes, and cucumbers out of the tunnels.
Cucumbers climbing on the same trellis where our spring crop of sugar snap peas grew.
Aren’t they little beauties.
The ginger is growing; the tomatoes are going crazy. You can see we didn’t do so well getting our slicers trellised over there on the right side. Oops.
Tearing out the first planting of squash.
This is why I don’t grow tomatoes outdoors. Every time I do it turns out to be a disaster, and a waste of my time and effort. Raccoons eat the tomatoes just as they are turning. Or they split in the rain.
Or they just get blight and die.
Thank you, parasitic wasps, for finding this hornworm.
A carolina wren built a nest into one of our bales of row-cover sitting unused in the greenhouse.
Finding a snake skin in the cucumber patch when you are wading in tall grass. Hm.
The next day we found the owner of the snake skin lurking in the greenhouse.
Carrying him away.
Despite all our weather issues, we still have some beautiful mini red cabbage heads.
And lots of beets.
And lovely flowers.
Bouquet making on a Friday night. What I like to call a good time.
This is what your hands look like when you have been picking tomatoes for several hours.
To bring you this table full of tomatoes.
And every other vegetable we can grow. Except for lettuce this week.
Brought to you from our farm at the end of the rainbow.
4 thoughts on “Soggy Summer”
So sorry for all of the wet weather….your lettuce will be missed by many. I would love some of those beets and red cabbages! Guess I’ll just have to get myself over the mountain! Love the pictures. Hope you are getting the sun we just got today.
Gavin.. it is Colleen Gibson.. neighbors with your Mom in Virginia Beach.. it is so great to see all the wonderful work you and your beloved do.. the time and effort you put into all you grow.. simply amazes me.. We have a little garden here.. and we too have had too much rain… things are yellowing.. but we are thankful for what we do have.. Keep up the great work and sharing the photos.. and the enjoyment in what you both love.. Peace..
Thanks, Colleen! Nice to hear from you.
Amazing produce. Keep up the good (and hard) work, I wish you were down the road from me!
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