Sunday, 18 September 2011
The last hoorah of summer
My garden has been giving me a few headaches just recently as I am fighting against a rampant fungi in the soil which is sucking out all the moisture in the raised beds and gradually turning the soil to grey, ashy stuff which no moisture can get through. Unfortunately, it seems to go around plant roots too, which kills the plants. When I come across it, I am digging it out and replacing it with top soil and adding water retaining granules. I am valiantly fighting to keep my plants in good health and am contemplating sinking drainage tubes into the soil to aid moisture retention. Despite this situation, my plants are doing their best to continue flowering just a little bit longer, for which I am really grateful.