We’ve had dismal grey downright gloomy weather for over week now and it’s starting to get on everyone’s nerves.  Yeah, sorry could never really live in Seattle.  I like to see that brilliant bright yellow thing in the sky once in awhile, of course if the grey skies brought rain I’d be more akin to not disparaging over the weather and welcome any decent precipitation.

The “doom gloom” we dubbed it is, not very ideal weather for all the summer crops – in fact it’s perfect weather for breeding mildew and blight. We’ve spotted a few problem spots already on the eggplant and some tomatoes.    We’ve harvested a second batch of peppers and the first eggplants of the season; however with the cooler weather they are pathetically stunted.  No matter for us we could care less how puny and weird they look – it’s food!    A few tomatoes have  “ripened” well, just enough to eat.   A little less than ripe red but then again we’ve waited all year for fresh maters.  Lots of little green tomatoes waiting for the sun to come out though.

Checking the forecast that’s not going to happen to perhaps sometime next week.  So not only are the plants sun deprived the people are too and it’s getting to the point where we’ve had enough thank you very much.

So though it doesn’t feel summer the first crops of peppers, eggplant and tomatoes are here!


  1. Stacy says:

    I was jsut saying yesterday that I wouldn’t mind this dang blasted weather so much if there was actual PRECIPITATION involved. Hubby said his commute past Glendale and into downtown included rain – but not at our house! So frustrating! But today I go visit friends on the West Side – I hear they’re still seeing some of that yellow thing in the sky now and again, darn it all.

    (Peppers, eggplants, and ‘maters already?! Egads. Mine aren’t even close, though the tomato from SoCalDan has some green ones waitin’.)

  2. Nancy says:

    What beautiful eggplants and tomatoes!

    I have never seen such a long, wrinkly pepper – is that really a pepper?

    And your yucky weather is my bliss – it has moderated the heat here in Phoenix, I have never known such a long, mild spring, it is producing the best fig harvest I have had so far – and the eggplants, though tiny, are doing well.


  3. Rachel says:

    I’ll echo Nancy’s comment! In Phoenix the milder weather (100 or less) has meant that the pollen in tomato flowers isn’t killed, so this will extend our tomato season quite a bit! Even though we’ve been picking tomatoes for 6-8 weeks, the really nice big ones are just starting to ripen up. The birds are loving it too, with little to no panting. 🙂 Send your gray weather our way!!!

  4. kerrie says:

    but you could live in seattle these days–it’s been sunny here and hot for the last two weeks. up to 90 last week. we get a little weird here when we go more than a few weeks without rain. i actually had to water the garden in may.

  5. Erika says:

    Actually, it’s been lovely in Seattle the last few weeks. =)

    Hope you get some sun soon.

  6. katecontinued says:

    We have had more sunshine this June than I remember in the past. Feel free to load up and come back our way.

  7. Miranda Jane says:

    It has been gloomy up in Maine for days now too (no rain here so far either). And there is no end in site!

    Great Site BTW!! I rss-ed it:)

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