I had some sun, which was fine, but it was still dropping into the mid-40s at night. And then we had a windstorm. And a surprising amount of rain. It wasn't like normal Seattle rain, which is really just a perpetual drizzle. It was more of the buckets pouring down variety.
It killed my first batch of basil. It killed some of my bush beans. And it made the other plants pretty miserable. And I was certain it killed my cilantro.
I had grown cilantro from seed and had some seedlings that were 6" tall and starting to put on quite a few leaves.
The wind tore them off. It severed the stem on one. And they did nothing for a while. I was so sure they were dead, I started another batch. I figured it just wasn't hardy enough for a Spring like this.
Then I went on a couple trips. When I checked on the pots, it had come back to life. It sprouted more leaves. I went inside for some water, and in the time I was gone it grew 8".
All my dead cilantro plants sprang back to life and began their hunt for brains. They did not grow legs however, so I'm not too worried. I do wear a hat around them just to be safe.
While much of my garden is doing okay despite my lousy scheduling, the cilantro has just exploded. I'm now seeing stalks .75" thick and trimming it down to minimize bolting.
If you're looking for something easy to grow in Seattle, try cilantro.
I have no idea how I'm going to use all of it. I wonder if i could make it into a pillow...