Monday, May 21, 2007

Watering the gardener

Every garden needs one of these handy

I realized with some amusement that the garden expansion I undertook last fall meant it is no longer a one-beer task to water all the beds.

Now, lest you get the wrong idea, I am not much of a beer drinker (and even then I am more of a beer sipper, so drawing out the process) nor am I a profligate water-user. But the seedlings are babies, after all; they're babies whose roots are not quite down 2" yet to that nice moist subsoil. (Interesting note: my daughter, upon hearing me call the seedlings "my babies" said "But I'm your baby," which led to lots of sidestepping on my part, saying the seedlings are her babies too.) I am also a compulsive mulcher, so watering (and weeding) theoretically is not needed nearly as much. There's no mulching the wee ones, though.


meresy_g said...

I watched the sky all last afternoon and early evening, waiting for any indication of rain. By 8 it appeared there would be no rain and I had to water. That was the first time this year that I've had to water the garden entirely and not just hit it here or there. I hope this isn't a dry year cause I really don't enjoy that task.

El said...

M, if you do it with a beer in one hand, listening to the world, the task is much less arduous. (Or at least that's the way it feels to me.)

The County Clerk said...


Summer. Beer. Seedlings.

Very, Very Nice.

LostRoses said...

So do you water less or drink more beer? {grin}