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We have been getting about 10 mm of rain every week. Just right!

And the weeding, etc, is coming along fine.

It seems like this years weather has been near perfect. I got an early start, the last frost was much earlier than usual and it’s been warm and sunny with a good amount of rain. It’s growing very well.

There are plenty of weeds too to take care of before we head north for a little vacation.

The last couple of weeks have been cold and snowy. Now it’s warm and melting.

Like spring but much too early.

Today has been the hotest day for at least a couple of years (30 degrees).

The drought over the past month and planting season has ended with the first rain. It was a thrashing rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.

The rain has cooled things down a bit. I can go out to work again, and I won’t have to water tonight.


No fun messing about in the garden today, so in keeping with this years early start at miso making, I’ll make some herb rice miso. 

With some foresight, I cooked a load of sojbeans last night. 

And with some garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and of course rice koji and salt. 


And 2 years fermentation.


The small amount on the right got a diced fresh cayenne pepper too. 

We finally got a substantial rain – ca 16 mm the last 48 hrs – the first in months. Who would have thought Sweden would have a draught. The water table is at an all time low in many areas. 

Most of the spring chores, however, are done – seeds and plants in and watered mostly by hand. After the rain is a good time to start putting out the flax straw mulch, especially in the walkways. 

The first trays of cabbage are planted and covered with fleece. 


There are still a lot of pumpkins and squash left to plant out, but the cold nights of the first week of June are not in the weather predictions this year so…

It’s been a very dry summer and altho I try to water, it’s never enough. In spite of the drought, just about everything has been growing surprisingly well. 


Now we are finally geting a substantial amount of rain. 

Well, no frost this time, so I took the tarps off and can get back to planting out the rest of the sensitive plants like pumpkins and maize. 


And of course, there’s always something to complain about – it’s dry. We need some rain. It’s supposed to rain lots this weekend. Probably too much, and I probably won’t want to go to the Fyris Farmers Market on Saturday either. 

10 mm of timely rain extends my watering effort from a few days ago. 

Rainy days in Seattle.