|First Buds on the Tomatoes|
Over the last few days, we were hit by a Nor'easter that dumped at least 8-inches of rain and more showers to follow during the week. Rivers and streams are overflowing their banks, basements are flooded, roads are washed out and under water, and yards have turned into ponds. Coastal flooding is also a problem with extra high tides.
Our sump pump is working hard to keep the water from flooding our basement and we purchased a back up pump to help with the initial overwhelming deluge and it will be used as needed.
I slipped outside today to check out the condition of the garden and take some photos. The garden is soggy but in pretty good shape considering what it has been through over the last few days:
|Cucumber, Yellow Summer Squash, and Zucchini Squash|
|San Marzano Tomatoes|
|Purple Trionfo Pole Beans|
|Lettuce growth exploded - Glad something likes this weather|
|Onion and Carrot Bed|
|Onions, Leeks, Corn, and Peas|
|Peas finally climbing the trellis.|
Day and evening temperatures are much cooler than normal as well. The last transplants that are still in need of planting are some late germinating Anaheim Peppers, Delicata Squash, and Fastbreak Melons. These are all hardened off and ready to transplant, but I decided to wait until the current weather pattern improves. No need subjecting the young heat loving seedlings to cold and soggy soil just yet. A week delay won't harm them. They won't grow if planted and may die. So they are pampered a bit longer and shuffled inside during nights that are dipping down to the low 40s and placed back outside during the day.
Temperatures are supposed to warm during the week and reach 80s by the weekend. Perfect for the garden this time of year.