Rainy Garden Update

weatherrainIt rained almost every day last week, and looks like it will be a rainy week coming up.  Seems like we are getting a lot of rain.  It isn’t flooding like in some areas, but the ground is saturated saturated and we’re expecting more rain.  My garden plants are asking for a dry spell.  Too much rain (or any over watering) can lead to all sorts of garden problems like rot, leaf spots, mildew and other types of disease, wash out minerals from the soil, increase pests and even stunt plant growth and reduce your harvest.  I’m seeing some leaves yellow on tomatoes and peppers, but nothing serious yet.  I like to put a good mulch around my plants…I’m wondering if I should pull some of it out until the weather is a little dryer.

But as a whole, the garden is doing fine.  And the weeds are doing great!  *sigh*  Hope your garden is growing well!


Early spinach bolting.


Lettuce is really starting to grow. Heirloom Slobolt and Red Romaine.


Onions. A few white onions going to seed. See all the tomato weeds??


Something is eating the onion tops. I think rabbits, but they have never bothered them before.


Peppers starting to bloom, but all the rain is turning the leaves yellow.


One of my volunteer tomatoes…with bean weeds.


Herb garden…needs a good clean up.


New strawberry plants are giving us a few strawberries. Should be a great harvest next year!


The new bean bed. Not sure if you can see the bird netting, but it is keeping the rabbits out.


Beans, peas and cucumbers at the very end. Bird netting on this bed also.


The only planter I have going for veggies this year. This has happy peas.


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