Overnight we had 3 1/2 inches of rain. Both the plants in raised beds and those planted in the ground came through with flying colors. The soil we started with, a heavy orange/red clay, was in bad shape. It was hard to get wet and once wet was a sticky mess. The areas that have been amended over the last 5 years with compost and shredded leaves are full of earthworms, hold water during times of drought and allow the rain to soak in. It’s a transformation that’s a joy to behold. I wanted to show you a few pictures of how the garden looked after the rain and on this first day of May. I hope you enjoy them.
It’s amazing what adding organic matter can do and how quickly the soil responds. Give it a try.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
– James Oppenheim