Soaking The Soil

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Bob Bauer
July 14, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

July 13, 2016

I haven't had problems with my transplants wilting since I learned to super soak the soil before digging them up. With a mud ball there is no root tearing, friction or abrasion and they don't even know they were moved until they meet the new neighbors. ..

When I used to get wilting I would put a 2x6 board on top of two 5 gal buckets and move it as the sun angle changed. If the soil crumbles when you dig it up its not wet enough..

July 14, 2016

Picked the first batch of tender green bush beans today, which is almost as good as first corn. I like string beans lightly cooked so that they are still crunchy, to which my wife's efforts earned them the nickname " squeaky fuzzies" by my young sons. I still call them that. I also noticed that the Red Sails lettuce are not getting enough shade so I'm thinking about using corn stalks to shade them..

I'll run a wire 3' high from the fence to a stake and lean the stalks up against it. They are incremental so I can add and subtract as needed. Boards, buckets and wire, gardening can be as creative as an episode of McIver..

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