Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Hey, did you know that Portland is having like, the wettest spring on record or something like that? The 10-day forecast can seriously suck a fart out of my butt. My tomato plants are languishing, frozen in place by shitty weather and turning black from too much rain.

On the up side, my peas are doing awesome, I have carrots going crazy, and maybe someday it will stop raining for more than a day or two at a time. I keep promising that I'll stop complaining about it but SERIOUSLY WHAT THE EVERLOVING HELL!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!? IT IS THE MIDDLE OF JUNE AND I STILL HAVE MY HEAT ON.

20 comments:

CraftyKate said...

I feel your pain. Seattle has been similar. I'm freezing my butt off right now, but I refuse to turn the heat back on as a matter of principle because it's fraking June 19th! All my garden seems to be producing is lettuce and kale. All the other plants would appreciate some summer sun.

Lindsay Jewell said...

Yea, what you said.

Mary Beth said...

I seriously can't imagine! We are in southern California and it is so freaking dry all the time! I have to say I'm just a little bit jealous, although today was cool, sunny and lovely, so I guess that's ok too.

Your peas are amazing!!!

the-kitchenette.com said...

ohhhhhh you make me laugh so hard sometimes. I love your blog for the choice statements such as "the 10-day forecast can suck a fart out of my butt."

BRILLIANT.

I hope you get less rain...

Chandelle said...

I live two hours north of San Francisco and it is crazy cold here, too. My garden is struggling. As I write this I'm wrapped in a wool blanket with wool socks on my feet next to a plug-in heater. WTF?

Lisa-Marie said...

I think we should swap places, you can live here in Scotland, where it is TOO FRICKIN WARM(it's 25c dude, I'm Scottish, I want the wind and grey to come back)! and I'll live in nice rainy Portland.

Lara said...

switzerland is no different. we had a few hot days a few weeks ago, but right now its snowing in the mountains and down here in basle it's just slightly better; loads of rain.

lisakisch said...

That was last year's summer for us in Toronto. It was a little ridiculous. My summer sundresses barely saw the light of day, and when they did it was under a cardigan.

Lovely, peas, though.

earthycrunchy said...

So funny! (well not really). Here in Nevada the weather has been so weird as well. Usually this time of year we are cranking the swamp cooler and huddling indoors to escape the heat. We haven't even thought about installing our swamp cooler...Sigh.

aliciajane said...

That's how it is in Spokane too! I'm going crazy, I just finally planted my tomatoes two days ago, because I was worried about them rotting, now its pouring rain again, boo!

Hope it clears up for you soon!

Kimberly said...

Uhh...yeah. Tell me about it. I made soup last night because it was cold out and flat bread along with it. Also made strawberry rhubarb hand pies. The oven heated up the house so I didn't actually have to turn on the real heat, which was very much needed. I need some sun!

rebecca artemisa said...

UGH I KNOW. WTF PORTLAND :(
my entire family is in l.a. and laughing at me and my sad tomatoes

Noodles and Waffles said...

It's been really wet here in Chicago. Things are starting to rot. Fun fun. Your peas look deliciously plump.

brandysart said...

I'll trade with you...it hasn't come down out of the humid as hell 90's in days and the forecast is calling for 90's as far as the eye can see....I'm melting!!!

stephanie said...

Yeah...it's getting really, really old. I haven't planted a dang thing in my garden for fear it will just wash away. So much for the first day of summer.

shesagoodegg said...

Those peas are beautiful! And I am trying here in PDX to resist making a big pot of soup because big pots of soup are for JANUARY, damnit, and I am sick of soup.

Oh, and as another new gardener, if you are still having slug visitors, I have also read that coffee grounds can help -- the grounds also add good nutrients to the soil, so win-win. Just check maybe this is true for all plants (don't want to be responsible for killing your garden off!).

But with your coffee shop connections, I thought you probably have access to lots! We've just been saving our daily pot's worth to toss in.

Christina said...

Pictures like this make me want a garden!

And I've been complaining about the rain here. Hope it clears up soon.

danielle. said...

i move to motion that we create another, new month called June-uary. only to be celebrated from seattle to pdx.

my beets and onions were absolutely drowned this past month, and i don't think we're getting nearly as much rain as you guys are down there!

inkelywinkely said...

You can come visit south Louisiana, it has been a steady heat index of 104 for the last month with a humidity of 80% or higher.:)

It finally rained today.

Kenon Thompson said...

As far as the tomatoes wise, I can see why you don't want the rain. On the note of just weather you are so lucky! It's hot as heck in Denver and I just wish for some rain, a cool breeze or something!

The peas look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see more of your work.