Yay, more rain! The only thing growing in my still uncovered and underwater high tunnel are frogs and tadpoles. Lots of them. And just when I thought the eggplant was making a much needed comeback – that’s a big fat nope. That third planting of cucumbers I was banking on to fill my cuke cravings? Yea, that’s them above. Disease climbing right up them before I’ve even picked one fruit off them. 5 (more) straight days of leaf wetness will do that to even the most promising plants that are prone to fungal disease. You can be sure that if we get anything out of this cucumber planting, it won’t be much. This season is unprecedented in my 10ish seasons of being at the mercy of the weather (ie farming).
On the brighter side of the rainbow, roots and greens love the rain (to an extent). Below is a nice spicy salad mix just starting to size up. I can’t get enough of that Tokyo Bekana – the main non-lettuce component in the spicy mix last week (large yellowish leaf in picture below). Not sure why it took me this long to remember its glory.