I know some people think I’m an expert gardener. That I’ve done this before. Truth is, I have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve never done this before. But I want to learn and I’m learning by doing. Sure I’ve read a bunch of books, but I know plenty of things will happen that the books didn’t tell me about. That is how I will learn, and get better, and one day be a good gardener. Today was one of those days.
It rained most of yesterday and when I went outside this morning to get my Wednesday garden blog photos I expected that the ground would be muddy. I didn’t expect to find 6″ of water in my cold frames. Uh oh. That is going to be a problem. I should have expected something like this. My yard is made up of clay soil and it doesn’t drain well. Mostly all the water runs into the drainage ditch, which is why our ditch is so important. But now that we added cold frames some of the water that was heading for the ditch fell into the cold frames. And because the soil is hard packed clay, it can’t get out. Now instead of filling those beds with dirt and plants this weekend I’m going to have to figure out how to install a drainage system. Which is kinda funny since I’ve been trying to figure out how to make an irrigation system to make sure they get water in the summer. Now I need two systems… one to keep the water away when it rains and one to give water when it doesn’t rain. Gardens are hard work! But I’m going to figure out how to make this work. Bit by bit. And clearly, I’ll never be bored.