Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Too Much Rain!

It's been an incredible Spring and now, early Summer is a little on the wild side!  From snow in May to deluges in June - it's a hard year to get things growing!  This past week has seen three major storms, with high winds and large amounts of water in a short time.  We're more fortunate then some in Brandon who are dealing with flooded basements, and way more fortunate then the town of Reston which is flooded....again.

Now, we're on the North Hill and we have very sandy soil.  So, weren't we surprised when doing the rounds this morning to find huge puddles in different places?  That never happens here!  It's just an indication of how saturated the soil has become.  The rain of last week had created some run-off areas, which were exaggerated during the weekend downpour and have now become major river beds.  There are patches of field tomatoes washed away, almost an entire plot of carrots washed out and a number of little wash-outs in other areas.  Fortunately, we plant lots...but the tomatoes will be missed.  Perhaps I'll do the rounds of the garden centres in the next few days and see if there are any deals.

All there is to do now is wait and see.  Maybe some of the tomatoes will come back, maybe the carrots will just keep growing - even though they may have been moved down a foot or two.  And we'll continue to watch the weather:  there's another storm watch on right now!

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  4. What a shame to lose plants completely. I wondered how Manitoba would fair with all this crazy weather. Heard the water moving through Alberta would eventually make its way east. Seems there is always so much flooding there.

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