Saturday, February 12, 2011

Water in well

You know those seeds I planted a couple of weeks ago?  Well I am sure they are now well watered - flooded more like!  Obviously radishes like lots of water - they are doing well, along the right side of this "path" just past the ginger.  They are the daikon radishes.
Wow - it seems to be working - this is the area I have been adding the extra sand I have been digging up.  Somehow a deep dip had formed in the centre and that aways filled up like a lake in the rain.   The grass certainly seems to be covering up the sand.  This is amazing grass for this type of weather.  I have heard it called buffalo grass.
 The only thing it does not like is shade and this is the area I started to dig the grass up in order to lay stones.  The cyclone and the rain  halted my efforts.  I don't think I will be doing any digging here this weekend.  I really wanted to get a move on with this project.
The forecast said clearing.... I will have to re-read that forecast.

4 comments:

  1. You certainly have had more than your fair share of rain! I would love some puddles in my garden right now. Those radishes will think they're destined to become watercress :)

    Buffalo grass is also available in SA and is a very hardy type. It's expensive to buy ready laid, for some reason, so we all end up growing kikuyu which really isn't the answer for our conditions. Yours looks beautiful!

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  2. Hoping things dry up for you soon....

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  3. Desiree,
    I remember that I used to think kikuyu was coarse, but this is even more so. It does do well as long as it gets sun!
    Floridagirl,
    there have been extremes all over, and I hope you dont get any more extreme cold snaps!

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  4. That is a lot of water on top of already watersoaked ground. Hope your weather moderates so your seeds have a chance.

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