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!