These fat raindrops splattered on the ground with an authoritative smacking sound, and some of these showers might be strong enough to damage some of my seedlings. I am particularly concerned with some pepper and tomato plants that are just beginning to take root, although any plants destroyed by heavy rains means less plant thinning I will need to perform later.
I always feel a bit guilty when it comes time to decide exactly which plants will live and which will be snipped in the prime of their lives. Then there is the second-guessing involved: what if I decide to thin a plant that really is better suited for local conditions and which just happened to get off to a slow start?
The rain continues to soak the ground and pummel the plants, and it might save me the trouble of playing God next week with my seedlings.