Which would be great if I actually had cleaned out all the weeds and put a liner down. At the moment, though, the pond is not ready to be filled – but the rain and saturated earth don’t seem to be aware of that. I’m thinking of seeing if gold fish eat mosquito larve and getting a few of those swimmers to help keep the mosquitoes down if at all possible.
Here in St. Louis we have had well over a foot more rain than normal, and according to the weather channel online, the following nine days will have eight days of rain and one mostly cloudy day. Flooding has been a big issue around here. Not near me, thankfully.
My tomato plants are loving all the rain, and most of them are getting a pretty good size. My small cucumber plants, however, are looking pretty yellow – I think they are just waterlogged… even in the pots. My larger cucumber plants – the ones I started earlier – have gotten huge in the last week or two! It took a while, but the acorn and butternut squash have finally poked through the earth and I will put those into larger pots next week. Likewise, the beans and peas (only about half of which seem to have gotten a decent size) will need to be put into larger pots soon as well. The summer squash is looking a little pathetic, but the cantaloupe looks like it will do just fine. The scallions are coming up (they are so cute!) and cilantro is doing ok. The bell peppers took their own sweet time popping up from the dirt, but I am happy to say that they have emerged. Of course, there is mint – because you just can’t make a mojeto without mint!
I was on overload for the past few weeks and took an extra long weekend (over and above the Memorial Day observance) and am now feeling much more serene. Now, if the sun would just come out I’d be a happy little camper!