Monday, July 5, 2010
Now we've had dry weather for a week. And I have a layer of clay cement on the top of each bed. These zinnias struggle to expand with the hardscrabble crust. The one on the left has a single sad blossom -- a last ditch effort by the plant to pass its genetics along to another generation.
This is the second time in my five years gardening here that the weather has caused such a horrible situation. My plot is not large enough to redirect the water anywhere, so I think I will need to do a major rebuilt with higher raised beds to attempt to avoid a repeat.
Any ideas are welcome!