December 22, 2010

Rain when it’s really bad

First time gardener and blogger Helen Jupiter at ReadyMade Magazine asked me Monday if our continual downpour (what? five or six days already in Southern California) would damage her young vegetable garden. She also asked the same question of Jim McClausen at Sunset Magazine, and Andrea Bellamy at Heavy Petal.

Funny how garden minds think alike. We all answered bring it on, if she is growing her veggies in raised beds. Click the link to read our answers.

So the question to you is, can we ever have too much rain?

Palm Beach Post - Man sets house on fire trying to smoke out bees. House 0, Bees 1. They’re still there.


Helen says:

Your advice was greatly appreciated!  Thanks again!

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm.

LA Stormwater says:

We need the rain, but when there is rain there is stormwater pollution not far behind. The water washes away litter, pesticides and other gardening chemicals into the stormdrains and end up in our ocean! To learn more about preventing stormwater pollution check out

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm.

Diane Wilkinson says:

The rain is really betting up my delicate lettuce leaves and the slugs are doubling in size in my bok choy!! oh and the weeds are growing faster than the vege’s!!!

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm.

mimi says:

Nice article.  I agree, rain is good.  Whenever we got a deluge of rain, our plants totally beefed up.  They love it.

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm.

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