Dear Wind

Dear Wind,

Thank you for bringing in last weekend’s lovely rain clouds. The earth is damp and crumbly again, and the roots of the garden plants are feeding abundantly on all the newly freed nutrients. In this, you have done a very good thing.

But I was just wondering: in the future, could you try blowing just a little less strongly? Some of my seedlings are delicate. They’ve only been out in the world for a week or two, and they haven’t had time to accustom themselves to your exuberance. One of my poor Riesentraube tomatoes had its stem broken, and it now lies mostly withered on the ground. The edges of the pepper leaves were singed by your bluster. And the poor Genovese basil on the back deck…I think she might make it, but it’s going to take her a good long while to find her former brilliance.

So, I know you’ve got a lot to think about. Getting moisture from the sea to the plains. Taking warm air up to the north, and bringing us cooler air down here. But if you get a chance, maybe you could have a little thought for my plants? And go just a tiny bit slower about your business?

Thanks again for the rain.

In deep appreciation,

Sharon

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4 thoughts on “Dear Wind

  1. I get that nervous feeling each time I begin hardening off seedlings. You do so much to insure they’ll germinate, grow, and not dampen off… and then you eventually have to set them outside and let nature take its reckless course.

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