When we added 30 tons of topsoil to our garden before planting it we were hopeful that it would prevent the garden from flooding.
Apparently, we were wrong.
I went outside last night to take pictures of the garden, in the rain, and was a little disheartened to see some of our plants underwater.
We have had so much rain the past few days, which comes on the heels of a very dry period early last week, that any slightly lower spot in the garden had standing water.
I am happy to say that I checked on the garden this morning and all of the standing water is gone. I am hopeful that none of my plants are going to be stunted.
Our cinder block planters are doing well and seem to be draining so the marigolds and onions are sitting in water. Just look at how much some of the onions have grown this week!
All of our green leafy vegetables are sprouting up in our counter-height garden box. I planted buttercrunch, iceberg, romaine, spinach, and kale. So far, the kale seems to be growing the fastest.
Check out the water under the garden box in the picture above and around the potato towers in the picture below.
It was a strategic move on my part to put these items in the spots I did because I knew it wouldn’t matter if there was any flooding in that area because it wouldn’t affect the plants in the containers.
All of the potato towers have potatoes sprouting up.
You many notice the maple seed “helicopters” all over the place. We have them all over the garden thanks to the maple trees in our front yard.
The zucchini seeds are sprouting up and, thanks to the fact that I planted them in mounds, they aren’t under water.
The green beans and corn are really sprouting up nicely. None of them seem to be in standing water, but there are some puddles between the rows.
The sugar snap peas have all sprouted up. When the ground dries out a little I am going to run some twine from top to bottom around the tomato cage. Then, as the peas get taller, I will try to train them to go up the twine.
This is my first time planting peas so we will see what happens.
I’m really trying not to be concerned about the flooding and cool temperatures just yet. I am going to think positively and assume that we will be able to have a good harvest this year. 🙂
What’s the weather like where you live? Is it affecting your garden?