Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Tough Gardening Year So Far



Our garden is going to have to be watered this summer. I can see this. Past gardens hardly needed watering. Maybe once or twice through out the whole season. But this year, it is strange. We have gotten rain, but in between the garden has really dried out more than usual. Not sure why it is doing that. Tonight I will make sure to water it.


I have green and wax beans and Hubbard squash coming up real good. But the other things don't seem to be doing as good as usual. Last year was a perfect garden year, this year is not. So I must work around those problems. One way is to be VERY attentive to our garden. Keeping the weeds down. I don't use any weed control other than pulling the weeds myself. I like to do it in the early morning hours when the ground is still damp from the morning dew. Even better if has rained. Or pulling them in a light rain. I don't mind that so much.


The next important thing is to keep it watered. Watering in the early evening hours usually holds it through the next day. I love looking out the window at the raised beds and seeing the wet area around each plant. Nothing though seems to do a plant more good though than the natural benefit of rain. The most welcome sound is a gentle rain hitting our metal roof during the night. Then sunshine the next day!




Copyright © 2011 Kathleen G. Lupole
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