Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

I'm sure we are in the middle of some sort of drought right now and this will sound completely selfish. But, we have not seen the sun in 3 days here! It has been raining almost non-stop. Now, you may be thinking that I just would like to get outside and play. Nope, I'm just obsessed about that dang garden. I just have this bad feeling that by the end of this rainy week, we are going to drown all our little plants.

I already went out yesterday and had to tie up several of the plants and throw one away completely. The squash and cantaloupe don't seem to be affected at all yet. I am nervous about the tomatoes though. I only time will tell.

Praying for a little sun tomorrow :)


womandriver said...

I ALMOST did the same type of post this a.m. then re-thought it. After all we have been praying for rain... guess we should have been a bit more specific in our prayers....:)

Hubby doesn't get to work in the rain and therefore it really affects us financially but it is so needed so I will look at the blessings of the green yard.

Tiffany said...

I've been thinking the same thing. I mean I live in the sunshine state and haven't seen sun for days. My son is getting cabin fever and I think one of my tomato plants is really hurting from all this rain. Here's to hoping it lets up alittle, and remember next time we pray for rain to be specific. LOL

Anonymous said...

I am so with you, Cassie
Every time I go out and look at my poor plants (many times each day) I think of ya'll and wonder how your's are doing!!
I think I am a sick woman....these plants have become like children to me and I do so worry over them!
Mine are not floating yet but watermelon leaves are starting to look transparent--can't be good!
I have some little tiny squash and tomatoes on the vines so I hope and pray they make it!!

Lisa E

Pamela said...

I'm with you!!! Having lived in Oregon for most of my life I got used to the rain. Now that we have lived in Florida for 9 months and have not seen the sun in 3 days...I want the SUN back!!! Praying that your plants survive. We planted our garden in 3 gal. pots. They are surviving so far on the driveway. But we need sun soon!! God bless!!

Jill said...

Yeah, this week I have felt like an Israelite...begging for something then complaining once I got it...but He knows our hearts, we are worried about the plants drowning. I think we will see sun today. Hey do you standardize test at all? Just checkin others thoughts outside of my circle.

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...


Yes and no on the testing. I am under a homeschool covering with a school called Circle Christian. This is the first year they are changing the testing to be able to be done from home and with no time constraints. I am looking forward to getting started this week.

robin said...

I am so thankful I have found your site. First, I have been having trouble finding someone that does Publix deals (Thank you!!) And second I am just starting my own little garden and am interested in where you found your info for gardening down here. I live in Sarasota and since being from up north don't know when to start any of my fruits and veggies. I would love to know where you got all of your info. I will be following along on your garden. Can't wait :)

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...


I did a lot of research before starting the garden. If you haven't already planted anything, I would probably wait until Fall. Take the Summer to decide exactly what you want to plant that is in season during the Fall.
One of my favorite sites to use is There are several other sites I looked at just by googling Florida gardens. The Bonnie site was just the most user friendly and aimed at home gardens as opposed to commercial ones.

robin said...

Thanks for the website. I am going to have to check it out. It looks like your garden is growing pretty good!