Monthly Archives: November 2015

Flooding in North Field


Great example of what happens when a site is not properly prepped before planting.  The heavy rains resulted in extensive ponding between several of the raised beds on our smaller North field.  The subsoil has a clay pan that we should of either broken up or avoided before building the beds.  These rows run east-west and have some low patches where the water accumulates.  Next time the rows would drain better running north south.

We have drained the worst away with deeper ditching so I hope we haven’t caused too much damage to the root balls.  Standing water produces small garlic.  Lesson learned…again.


Published: November 9, 2015 | Comments: 0