Hope you are out in your garden today. Weather and soil conditions couldn’t be finer for getting in your veggies, annual or perennial flowers, shrubs or trees!
It rained almost everywhere on the Coast early Saturday morning. It’s always best to let the soil dry out a little before you go tilling or walking in your garden. Wet soils will compact down making it difficult for growing roots to penetrate, as well as future waterings or fertilizer to reach roots deep down. If you have clay based soils, tilling or planting in your garden when it is wet will only produce soil balls that are hard to break up once they dry.
So when it rains….stay out of the garden for a little while. Let Mother Nature do her nurturing and you can follow in her footsteps just a day or so later. If you live in a very sandy soil area, the above may not apply. Hopefully though, you have amended your planting beds and vegetable gardens with compost, soil conditions and the like so they are no longer sandy.
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