Gardening in the rain

Rain is so good for the garden but so confining for the gardener.

The question is always what can a gardener do when it rains every day. I know that I can’t go digging in the soil if it is saturated even though I really want to get going with transplanting the seedlings.

But, I can drag some pots into the barn and pot up some potatoes for a new potato growing experiment. I can clean my potting table. And, I can paint a bird house and a bench for the grandkids in the garage while it continues to rain.

Gardeners are creative folks and can figure out a way to keep moving on that to-do list!

With a hood up, my grandson and I can even walk around and see what’s growing in the garden.

A gardener has to stay positive regardless of the weather, and after a week of rain I’m positive both rain barrels are full!

Ferns popping up

Bleeding hearts enjoying the shower

European Ginger sparkling from the rain

Golden raspberries

Highbush blueberry planted last year

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4 Responses to Gardening in the rain

  1. Susan Adcox says:

    After the drought we suffered through last year, I’m not sure I’ll ever complain about the rain again. Lovely pictures!

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  2. Connie says:

    Love your pics! I can almost smell the rain here in dry AZ.

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  3. nrae says:

    Loved your post, can’t wait to read the next one…

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  4. rivardfarm says:

    I appreciate the rain as does the garden. When the sun is shining then I’m busy in the garden digging, planting, seeding and mulching. When it rains, I am grateful for a day or two to rest my back and do some transplanting or seeding some trays with herbs. Spring renewal is the best!

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