After reading Ed Bruske’s post the other day about rain washing away seedlings such as eggplants and tomatoes, I started to get nervous. Then on Wednesday late night, as I listened to the rain pounded outside, I saw this on weather.com’s radar map:
That whole line of red marched northeast right across DC in the wee hours of Thursday morning. So on Thursday after work I went out to my garden plot to check on everything. The tomatoes did look a bit bedraggled, but things were mostly doing exceptionally well. Phew! The potatoes and brassicas especially looked as if they enjoyed the rain, and then I got to enjoy this lovely sight:
Pea blossoms! Last year I grew some peas in my window box in Cambridge, but only so I could harvest them as young tendrils (there was no way I was going to get a pea crop before I graduated from grad school and moved away). I have no idea how long it will take for these blossoms to turn into peas.