davefromwestchester
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Location: Hastings on Hudson, NY

"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall"....

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
I’m younger than that now"

Cheers!

Dave

Moley
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Location: Brooklyn NY

We missed all that rain here in the city.

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vegetable-gardener88
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All the plants will bounce back after the rain they always do.

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