Rain Rain Go Away!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the rain already! I want to be able to get back outside, and the rain is hindering me! (And like any good gardener, a few days after it has stopped raining, I’ll be complaining about how dry it is and that I need to water.)

Mmm...SaladThe other frustrating part of all the rain (beyond the soggy ground), is that many of the lettuces and leafy salad vegetables are nearly at a harvestable stage. The rain is splashing soil up onto the leaves and into the crown of the plants. I’m a little concerned that some of the smaller plants might suffocate. However, my main concern is that trying to get the leaves clean enough to eat will be a challenge, even with a brand new salad spinner!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 29, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The abundant rain has been widespread this summer in the middle part of the country. In July I had no crabgrass in the yard and now it’s taking over!
    I’ve just recently become interested in rain gardens and am enthusiastic about building one (or more)
    How did your lettuce fare?

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