Garden Update

Well, my garden has to be crazy full of weeds by now, it has been so humid and stormy these past 3 days!
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I hope the rain stops soon, or I will be weeding that garden until Jay gets back! 😆

Some of last nights lightning show.

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That does look like a soggy garden. You could always try the universal solution to all garden problems - mulch. We use a leaf vacuum that tows behind a riding mower to hoover up chopped leaves. Leaf mulch soaks up a lot of water, prevents weeds, and prevents the soil from crusting over when it dries out.

I don't know about you, but our clay can take an unlimited amount of lime and organic matter.

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So soggy! It has been raining for days!!
Thanks for the idea, I know I really need to change it up for next year for sure! I was thinking of throwing a bunch of straw in there before it gets tilled this fall, I am not positive how that will work though. My mower is a tow behind, I wouldn't get much for leaves till fall. The grass clippings would work the same then, right?
Right now the garden is mostly fresh topsoil and a few dumps of 1yr old manure.

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Straw might clog up the tiller if it isn't rotted down or chopped. You might consider loading up with mulch at the end of the season and using a push mower to chop it up. Or you can put your mulch on now and let it rot down.

We used to use a tow behind mower, too. I sold it on Friday because we are mowing a much smaller yard now and bush hogging once a year for the rest.

Grass clippings will work as mulch, but you have to put it on in thin layers. If you put it on thick it will get very moldy. The mold is nasty even if you aren't allergic to it. It helps if you let the clippings dry out before you rake it up. Fresh grass clippings will turn moldy in just a few days.

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I have a few bales from two winters ago, that should be rotted enough eh? I also have bales from this past winter, I used them around my septic tank, the dog house and then I use them in my compost but I have a few to spare for the garden.

I wish I had a smaller yard to mow! I can't wait till I can be full time at the cabin/future home, it's nice and bushy so no lawn to mow, lol. ;)

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Yeah. They should work for you.