We have had one of the wettest Springs on record here in Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service from Madison, we have had 13 inches of rain in the last two weeks. To put this in perspective, this is more rain than we usually get in an entire summer.
It’s not a good idea to be trying to work the soil when it is so wet, but that didn’t stop me from pulling up over 6 bushels of weeds from the vegetable and flower gardens I have. They didn’t even put up a fight! We have had about 2-3 days of rain per week, then it stops for 24-36 hours and then goes again. This, of course, causes more hassles than just a steady influx of weeds. We’re now dealing with fungal diseases so I’ve been pulling back the mulch to let the area around the plants dry out completely (or as close to that as I can get it.)
Curious enough, the rose I mentioned in a previous post is now blooming a gorgeous deep red flower and seems to be doing just fine. Constant spraying with Safer’s Insecticidal Soap has really been helping to keep the critters down as well.
Unfortunately, I didn’t post this entry when I actually wrote it the last day of June so it will have a July date on it. Sometimes, the list of things to do just gets in the way with me and now that we are well into July, the temperature has risen and along with it the humidity. Sounds like it is time to get another post in !!
Happy Gardening !!