Monday, March 08, 2010

My garden is doomed....

This is the, lets see, third time since starting to garden that it has flooded. I hope that you, the reader, can see how full of water our backyard is. And the nice rise just at the back of the property preventing the water from running out the back to the pond in Taylerville. I've got to figure out how to fix the drainage problem that shows up every time we get a decent rain; I'm just not sure how to go about it. But now, I will say goodbye to the lettuce, carrots, onions and spinach already planted. I figure the garlic will survive okay if the water doesn't stick around too long.

Hubby has suggested putting in raised beds where my beds are now. That will help some, I'm sure. The septic system would prevent the digging of our own pond, I suspect, and that seems a little OTT. If someone has suggestions... please, please, tell me! I will now seek solace in cleaning up the kitchen and doing some knitting.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Hubby read my post and said he would bail water to save the plants if I was interested. So, out we went, bailed some water over the little hill, filled a few trashcans to dump in the front yard and filled one trashcan to sit for tomorrow (45 gals!). The seedlings just might survive :D


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