Wednesday, July 18, 2007


We spent the morning in Hanover (Dartmouth College) at a lecture about political polling as well as a discussion about Congress, with a Congressman from NH. It was very interesting and we learned a lot.
It was pouring outside...but cozy inside!
On the way out of the auditorium, the lady I was with commented that the rain saved her from weeding this afternoon.
Hmmmmm..... I was going to give her my lecture on rain and gardening, but I refrained. However, I can give it to YOU!
When it's raining, it is the very best time to garden, as long as it's not SHEETING rain! You don't want to go out into the garden and walk around in mud. That's not good for the ground, which compacts too easily; OR for you and your shoes and socks! BUT, when the ground is wet, weeds pull out SO easily. It's much better to weed in the rain, or shortly after it's stopped. The ground is soft, and it falls back into place pretty easily.
It's also a great time to plant because the ground is wet, and the plants are so happy to find their way into welcoming soil.
I'm a big advocate of gardening in the rain. Here's a link to a blog posting I did awhile ago. It's still effective, so check it out!
Granted it will be a bit cold, and you'll definitely need to take a warm shower when you get back in the house, but, that feels wonderful anyway.
So, don't be put off by a little rain.


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