Sorry, couldn't help quoting Dylan, I'm deep into Bob these days, he's great for sitting around with my Ipod and doing the weeding on a hot Saturday afternoon...
But I digress. Today we indeed had a hard rain here in Westchester County. Torrential. Buckets. Biblical proportions. And when I came home my wife was a little distressed because the leaves on a lot of the plants looked battered, particularly the squash which is humungous. I think they will bounce back though. The tomatoes are fine as are the cucumbers and herbs.
I'm most concerned about the heartiness of my infant carrots. I've got a nice bed of carrots going, the stalks are about 3-4 inches high. But the rain beat them down to the soil. I pulled a bunch of leaves of some of them off the ground, hoping they also bounce back. Anyone have experience with early carrots in a hard rain storm? Leave them alone or try to pull the leaves off the soil? All thoughts appreciated.
I leave you with:
"Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m younger than that now"