28 August 2008

Record rainfall

Now I know why my garden patch looked like a swimming pool the other day. I watched the news last night and found out that we got 8.7" of rainfall in two days. The weatherman said that is a record for our area. By comparison, we got 6.5" of rain in spring and 7.5" of rain in summer. We got more rain in two days than we've had over the past several months!

My gardening methods probably added to the pooling effect. I prepared my beds using the lasagna gardening method, which involved putting down thick layers of newspaper. I bet that the newspaper under my beds hasn't broken down yet, and it slowed down the water from seeping into the ground underneath it. Like I said before, if my green beans survived all that, then they are definitely hardy.
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