What? you say.
How can there be too much rain when some areas are getting none?
We have been getting almost daily torrential downpours.
While it is good for the grass, the aquifer, the animals and most plants,
it is NOT good for my lima beans.
They are suffering horribly.
At one time, you could not see the fence. My plants were full, green and lush.
Now... there are very few leaves left and what is left is molding up quickly.
Even the lima bean pods turn moldy and mushy almost overnight...
Sometimes the beans inside are still good if caught in time.
My cornflowers evidentally don't care for lots of rain either...
And, if you're not careful, the mosquitoes will pick you up and carry you away.
There are swarms of them and they are HUGE.
Some are the size of my thumbnail. I kid you not.
Thankfully, the county comes onto my property and sprays once a week.
How I wish I could bottle some rain up and send it to
those of you who are having a drought this summer.
However, the majority of my plants (and weeds!) are soaking up the moisture and thriving...
While a few of my plants have suffered from too much rain, I would still prefer to deal with that and the mosquitoes rather than no rain at all.
There's always a silver lining to every situation. It may be harder to find in some situations but there will be one... somewhere. Just keep looking for it!
My silver lining for too much rain (other than those previously mentioned above)... it has kept our usually hot, humid and muggy temps here down to somewhat more reasonable and tolerable temps this summer. For that, I will continue to swat mosquitoes when outside!
Till next time,