Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hi-hoe Hermine!

Well, after a summer of a lot of nothin' by way of gardening I mean...loving spouse and I roused ourselves just in time for the big one! We're terribly late, but just yesterday we finally put in our tomatoes, planted beans and chard and greens and did a whole lot of necessary cleaning up of the yard and today the storm hit!

I thought Friday's rain would have soaked the ground enough to stop the flooding...but my Croc's went floating off into the backyard just a few minutes after I snapped this shot!
I hope the seeds don't just float away!
Aw shucks, they're just beans!

I broke my rain gauge earlier this summer, but my neighbor says hers is showing 7 inches...I've been listening to the storm all day and it's been so nourishing to my dry bones! Yippie!

Happy Gardening!


Amy said...

Yep, it's like the weather's trying to make up for giving us the driest August in 50+ years...in one day! I can't wait to see all the new growth the second part of this week. Hope your new transplants are doing okay...

cat said...

i am so behind on my fall veggies...i do have tomatoes started that desperately need to get in the ground so i'm hoping for sunday..;) saturday morning we have soccer and then hubby and i are going to someone's house for some fun..teehee...what time are you thinking about that?

can't wait to see garden!

David, Melanie and family said...

We got 2.85" here in Houston to break a 40 day dry spell/drought.
I'm naming my next cat Hermine.
(uh..maybe not) :-)
Hope your beans to float away.
David Tropical Texana

Bob said...

In the last 24 hrs. we have had 14.7 inches of rain fall here. No problems so far though.

Rainforest Gardener said...

Wish we had some of that rain over here in Florida! Its been way too dry and normally my backyard would be flooded by now. :(

Cat said...

Love the rain, hate the dampness.

Lancashire rose said...

I have given up buying rain gauges. They don't seem to last. Now I use a straight sided jam jar! Can you really get tomatoes at this time. I thought they had to be in by July.

ConsciousGardener said...

I doubt it Jenny, but what am I supposed to do? They were sitting there in their pots...so tall, they're falling over. I'll let you know if they fruit. My gardening is closely reflecting my life lately.