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I went out to the farm today and was surprised and saddened by the water sitting in little pools throughout the field.  No farming tonight, i even tried to pick peas but that was a challenge 

in itself, the ground it very very wet, i would recommend letting it dry before setting out on it, as we will only cause damage to the crops.  I met Vicky and she was attempting to pick peas as well, alas it started to rain and the kids and I paddled our way home : ) Keep you posted for Saturday!

signing off,

Elvira☂

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2 Responses to We Are Under Siege

  1. boordle says:

    What follows is simply my humble opinion, I am not claiming expertise that I don’t have.<o:p></o:p> –          this is unlikely to be much better by Saturday, yet we can’t just let the garden sit untended for 2 weeks. Something I do in spring, in order to distribute my weight and thus avoid compressing soil I’ve just loosened, is to use two plywood boards as a mobile walkway. If I need to move forward over loosened soil (or in this case very wet soil), I move the board I am not standing on, then stand on it to move the board I was standing on. This is a bit time consuming but it does work. I’ll bring my boards on Saturday J<o:p></o:p> –          you’ve no doubt noticed that in garden 1, even slightly raised beds don’t get puddles. Again, it is time consuming but next year we could raise a few more beds. We could even make the equivalent of a dry pond; it wouldn’t need to be all that deep, just deep relative to the rest of the soil level.<o:p></o:p> Hopefully so you all on Saturday.<o:p></o:p> Chris<o:p></o:p> From: Edmonton Organic Growers Guild [mailto:post@eoggs.posterous.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:03 PM To: Knaack, Chris Subject: [eogg.org] We Are Under Siege<o:p></o:p> <tr height=”20″> <td height=”20″> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width=”20″> </td> <td> <tr height=”60″> <td height=”60″ width=”610″> <o:p></o:p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <tr height=”20″> <td height=”20″> </td> <td width=”594″> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width=”16″> </td> <td width=”578″> <tr> <td> </td></tr></td></tr></td></tr></td></tr>

  2. lovageguy says:

    Dear Friends,Marshall & Morris did a quick visual perusal of the garden this morning and would like to offer some suggestions and guidelines for this evenings chores.Potato beetles must be picked off.  Morris will help with this. Bring your rubber boots & fly repellant. Tomatoes beside barn need to be suckered & tied-up. A 3 m trench could be dug, E & W, between garlic and squash, to drain our carp pond. These are just three of the more pressing and obvious chores. Hope to see you there. Except if it rains of course.Beers!  Morris 

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