posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 07:30 PM
Thanks guys for your advice. I just went out and dug some trenches and got rid of most of the hay in the bean rows. The water immediately filled
in the trenches, but there's still water I'm going to have to deal with. The mosquitoes got too bad for me to keep at it tonight. I'll finish it
up in the am.
I used a bale and a half of straw. My garden is apx. 25 ft long x 15 ft wide. When I first laid the straw out it was about 3 or more inches deep,
but it rained almost the next day and weighed it down. Then it rained again. And again. I think that had something to do with it, but the weeds,
(more like grass) came up through the straw.
I don't live in a flood pron area, but my yard will flood if it rains too much. We have a drainage ditch out back that I can hook up with, but
that's a big job.
I think when I go back out there tomorrow, and dig more ditches, it just might be ok---- as long as it doesn't rain again anytime soon.
I'm getting rid of the rest of the straw. I've never used it before, and I don't care for it. I'd rather use the hoe and go out and hoe the
Thanks guys for the advice.