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Garden Gleanings Water, then bail out. What fun!

Posted Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 3:39 PM

On Monday I was concerned about watering my seeds to keep them moist for germinating. Now I have to bail the water out of the garden so they do not wash away.

I planned for water to drain into pathways that are full of absorbent paper dust so the moisture is fed slowly to my beds. However this morning I awoke to a stream running through it so I had to devise a way to siphon it off.

I ended up using hoses that I used earlier the week to water. Now they are draining the walkways from the bottom and at the top. Nature always seems to challenge us, but that is part of the fun, I guess.

I hope gardens is all our neighbors have to worry about.

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cherokee2 I know what you are talking about, but could you explain your method. I would actually like to start a new blog on this if you don't mind, so it new to readers.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 11:48 AM

All my plants are in above ground hay bales, so they are doing super well. 2 tomatoe plants are already over 4 feet tall.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Wed, May 6, 2009, at 2:15 PM

Yeah it is a soggy mess in the garden now. But I was surprised that I did not sink very much when I went out to pick some turnip greens for my wife's grandmother and my mother in law. I quess the hard rains packed it down a little. But man the veggies are loving the rain.

-- Posted by rtdavis62 on Mon, May 4, 2009, at 8:23 AM

Whew! I know we have to have some people hurting from this rain. We were wondering if we had leaks from the hail storm a few weeks ago. I think we know now.

At least the lakes should get full and I don't have to water my garden, if I have one left after the new streams drain. Right now it looks like a good year for rice, but two weeks from now, we might be asking for more rain. Sure wish I had that rainwater catch system in place. A BIG ONE!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 3, 2009, at 8:40 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.