ACK! too wet !

The weather forecasts for the next 10 days look good , the plants are ready , and last night's rain has the ground too wet . There go my plans for today . I have to be careful , there's a good bit of clay in this soil and it'll pack harder'n the back of your head if I'm not careful . I'm working more organic stuff into the soil each year to help with that . I did get the replacement cherry tree planted <deer killed it's predecessor> before the bees ventured out . The hives are in the orchard , and we split my first hive into 2 on Wednesday - they're still pizzed at me and very defensive - got stung twice yesterday just walking past .
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On 4/10/2015 10:50 AM, Terry Coombs wrote:

It's cooler than normal and off and on rain here today. Went out and checked the veggie garden and all is well. Big zucchini blooms on the the two zuke plants we planted. Pole beans are climbing, tomatoes and sweet chiles are blooming, eggplant is setting buds.
Our forecast is up to 70% rain over the next ten days. We shall see if the weather heads are right or my arthritis. <G>
Clay, might have mentioned this before. We have about six inches of ancient dune sand sitting on top of five feet of Houston gumbo clay fill. Next house I buy, if I ever do, will have a soil survey done before purchase. Here we have to build giant holes in the ground to give trees or other plants a chance to put down roots. It's a PITA to dig here. If the clay get dry it takes a saw to dig in it, if it's wet you can't get the clay off the shovel. We actually found some of the clay porcelain is made of in some of our diggings. Unfortunately not enough to peddle to a potter.
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George Shirley wrote:

I hear ya on the clay . We have some here but not like that . There's a layer of red clay a couple of feet down , and it's just as full of rocks as everything else here . It looks like I'll be planting some seedlings tomorrow , I think the sun and winds today have dried it just barely enough . I got the 'mater patch laid out today , 24 plants on 3 foot center spacing . Pretty close , but enough room to get between cages to pick . Close spacing helps shade undesirables ... and these will be in cages 5' tall , just like last year . Well , except that the beans will get their own support , letting them grow on the tomato cages was a mistake .
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