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Re: gardening today

Donna, if your plants seem to be thriving and there's no standing
water in any hole dug, then do not worry.  The soil is just moist and
the plants are enjoying it.  It's obviously draining somewhere or
you'd find standing water in a hole.

Soil here is on the wet side as we've had a good deal of rain; makes
pulling the billions of weeds easier:-) 

In early April, I cleared every weed out of my old veggie garden that
I now use as holding beds.  I was working my way down the drive and
up the path to that area and looked up...horrified to see that the
formerly pristine beds of hellebores were completely covered in huge
weeds....an hour or so later and several immense piles (my compost
bin is up to the brim), the poor children can breathe again, but that
whole durn area needs another going over....sheesh!  I weeded for 9
straight hours today; old bod is letting me know about that!

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
> I realize all of you have spent time in your gardens already... but
> to commitments, work, illness and rain, today was the first full
day I
> had in the garden.
> The weeds have definitely won here, but a few things worth noting.
> got the front of my home done) 
> All soil here is water logged and it has not rained in a few days.
> raised beds (18-24"!) are still wet which is a very bad thing for
> plants. I am not talking moist, really saturated, but at least no
> standing water in any hole dug. Any thoughts on what I should do to
> those plants? None seemed stressed, all thriving... but since the
> are not drying out and have been this way since at least April,
> More storms are expected tonight and tomorrow... e-Gads!
> Last season I had planted some annual (read no name cheap flat of)
> Williams or something in that family as a filler for the bottom
layer of
> a tiered bed. To my surprise after removing all the tall weeds in
> of it, they survived the winter and are blooming like crazy.
> last year they were yucky and didn't flower much and kinda
floppy... put
> them on the not again list. This year they are awesome looking...
> figure!
> Donna
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