Two tremendous deluge-y type storms rolled through Little Falls today, this morning between 7:30 and 8:30 and this afternoon between 4:30 and 6:00. I drove by the garden this morning, right after the storm, and nothing was amiss. In fact, Hubert was out picking peas and beans, literally RIGHT AFTER the storm (everything was still drippy). That’s dedication.
This evening, Erik suggested we stop by the garden again, just in case. When we got there, we discovered that the fence the peas and beans are on had fallen over. Of course they fell toward the side with the tomatoes, not toward the grass. We propped everything up as best we could, but Erik will be heading back tomorrow with stronger stakes.
Most of the rest of the plants looked pretty good, although the tomato leaves took a bit of a beating. While we’re thankful to have the rain, it’d be nice to have less force with it.
While at the garden, I noticed that the volunteer tomato plants that were growing on and around the compost heap have become so tall and numerous that it’s like having a second tomato patch. There are even tomatoes on these plants.