Monday, July 6, 2009

A Little Rain

After 31 days of dry, very hot days we woke up this a.m. to a wet ground. Can I just tell you how happy that made me?!?!?!?Not to mention my little cherry tomatoes. I think I saw one smile at me, he was so happy!Before you start thinking I've got great tomato producing plants listen to this. I have 13 tomato plants and so far guess how many fruits I have eaten off of them. Give up? ZERO. Yes, you heard me right. Nada, zilch, none....... Between hot temps, no rain and those pesky little(sometimes big) tomato worms my poor plants have suffered tremendously.See that little cuke? Hopefully he'll grow into a big boy. I have harvested 4 off the vine and they were mighty tasty. Now the vines are covered in blooms so hopefully I'll get stocked up.The Limelight hydrangea too was enjoying it's splattering of drops.I know if it could have, this iris blade would have sucked these little droplets thru it's foliage. Needless to say all my plants were so happy with a little rain. I hope we get more. We need it.

So if anyone wants to, feel free to do a little raindance!!!


29 comments:

Mildred said...

I'm dancing Susie!!! We have had some rain too and oh what a welcome sight. We got our very first tomato from our plant today and only one slice was worth eating!!! Good thing we don't grow our own food - someone would go hungry!

deedee said...

I'm not sure what rain is.... Is that the wet stuff that comes from the sky once a year? We shut down the state and celebrate when we get (rain?)

Becky said...

I just tickled pink you got some much need rain for your little garden!!!!

Dorothy said...

Glad you got rain! We got a little shower, but not nearly enough. I'm watering our few tomato plants and the flowers. Our grass is crunchy sounding when you walk on it! We haven't had 'real' tomatoes either. Maybe later.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I did the rain dance for you all, Susie. We had about 2 inches yesterday---so I was hoping we would share. Whoopie!!!!!!

I could see that Cherry Tomato smiling...
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginger said...

I love the new background and header picture!
I have harvested TWO cherry tomatoes from my 8 or so plants, so I'm with you!!
When will our limelights bloom?

beckie said...

There is nothing so refreshing as rain! Your photos make it look deliciously cool and inviting. I hope you get more and your veggies produce their little hearts out. :)

I love your new look and the new header. too.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the look of your blog too!
I bet those tomatoes were smiling. I hope the rain refreshes all your plants so they can give you lots of flowers and veggies.

A. Joy said...

That photo of the cherry tomatoes is spectacular!! Yay for the little rain clouds hanging over your place!!

NatureStop said...

You are lucky to have the rains and the tomaoes looks great!

Rosey Pollen said...

Yippee! I love it when it rains. I always think of the time I get to do other things, besides water the entire garden.
Rosey

Susie said...

Ginger, I was hoping to see some buds by now, so who knows?!?!? One of my blogger buddies in VA has one budding up now. Go figure.

Roses and Lilacs said...

There is just something about rain that perks plants up like no amount of manual watering can.

I feel your frustration regarding tomatoes. Mine have been just sitting there, big and green for weeks.
Marnie

Rose said...

I think I do see a smile on all your veggies:) So glad you received some much-needed rain. We had rain on the Fourth of July, which disappointed some people, but it was just what we needed. My vegetable garden is looking better than it ever has, except for the weeds which seemed to appreciate the rain as well:)

Jacquie said...

We're needing rain badly here. Our tomatoes have been hit pretty hard by the same conditions... including the worms. And our cucumbers have been SO bitter this year, Dave says from the lack of moisture. I live for fresh cucumbers and tomatoes in the summer time!

LOVE your new blog design.

Ashley ~ said...

The rain looks refreshing on your tomatoes and all your plants. You mentioned having trouble with pesky worms beating you to your tomatoes, and my grandmother was having the same problem with the birds. They seem to love them as soon as they start to turn red. So much for waiting for vine ripe tomatoes. (sigh) LOL* Hope you are having a great afternoon*!
_Ashley*

Darla said...

We are having some rain too!! This hot or wet weather has made my plants look funny this year!!

George said...

We're dancing along with you. We finally got some rain the other day after a long dry spell. I think our plants were as happy as yours were sto get the rain. Enjoy those delicious cucumbers and we'll keep our fingers crossed for the tomatoes.

Terri said...

We've had a good bit of rain here, and it's a good thing, too - I haven't had time to mess with the garden much! :) Sending red thoughts to your little 'maters!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Your tomatoes and other plants are laughing in the rain. Good for you Susie...I hope you get some more!

marmee said...

great for you and for your plants. ours are still happy from the recent rain.

Leedra said...

We ate one tomato out of our garden. Jimmy called it our 20 dollar tomato. He said he spent $20 on the seeds in the garden and he thinks that one tomato is all he is going to get out of the garden. We split the little thing.

Susie said...

Leedra-I'm sorry for you guys too but glad to know I'm not the only one who's tomatoes aren't doing their thing this year.

Daisy said...

I'm glad to hear you got a little rain, Susie. It has been dry here for a while too. We had just a sprinkle this morning.

I hope you get more soon. You know I'll be dancing!! :D

TC said...

You sound anxious to get a hold of a ripe tomato!

I could pick a little rain dance tune on my guitar for ya! ;~)

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks goodness for summer rains! Love your new banner Susie!

Darla said...

First of all, you blog looks great, love the header photo too. The lisianthus seems to like some drought. I was watering it and it wasn't performing well, so a little neglect and viola!

perennialgardener said...

We've had a dry period too this summer. I was thrilled when it started pouring this afternoon. It didn't amount to much according to my rainguage, but the garden appreciated it nonetheless. :) My tomatoes are being a bit slow to ripen too, other than the cherry type which I've been snacking off for the past couple of days.

Lanny said...

Heck all fish hooks, you southern folks sound like a bunch of Puget Sounders, not eating toms off your plants till now! I thought you folks ate tomatoes nine months outa the year!