On Wednesday April 18th we finally had a few hours of mist and one shower that lasted about an hour. It was like a magical potion for my potted seedlings, garden plants, and borders.
Potted seedlings like parsley had just been sitting there. With their drink of water every other day (from the municipal water supply), they hadn’t been doing any growing. The minute the rain came they about doubled in size.
Garden plants don’t get any watering. I did have a gallon or two of rain reserve left, but was saving that for newly planted seed and seedlings. The garden LOVED the rain! My cabbage and broccoli doubled and here is three day later and they’ve tripled in size.
Lettuce and greens rationing is over for the time being. Finally getting leaves of lettuce that are 2 and 3 inches long — rather than 1 1/2 inches long. 🙂 And I’m getting twice the picking I was getting before the rain!
Many plants in the border must have thought that rain meant they should start blooming— which they did not long after it stopped.
Touring after a rain that breaks a season of drought is magical. I wanted to share some of the magic, so Bill took pictures for you.
I was especially pleased to be able to get a picture of the garden in almost all of its entirety before it grows so much it would be impossible.
Hopefully, you had a nice rain in your garden. The weather forecast here is calling for a good amount of rain Sunday. I’m hoping we’ll get a soaker rather than just a few minutes.
Bill and I hope you enjoy the walk around the yard and garden.
The borders and gardens promise me more to come!
Organic Gardening is easy, effective, efficient — and it’s a lot healthier.
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