Growing Mud


Tomatoes and peppers went in this weekend, but with rain and more rain, I’m wondering what kind of garden year this is going to be. Maybe it’s because we planted asparagus? Last time we tried planting asparagus, we had a very wet spring and it killed them.

We are, however, growing a bumper crop of mud. The mud’s been blooming for MONTHS now. Does mud ever quit and go to seed????


  1. AsTheNight says:

    In my part of WV, mud bolts and goes to seed some time in late July.

  2. Pete says:

    Maybe we can hope for an early bolt this year? ๐Ÿ˜•

  3. Window On The Prairie says:

    Use roundup, that’ll kill the mud.

  4. BJ Farm says:

    Actually mud does go to seed. Its called dust. And sometimes it gets blown all over. ๐Ÿ˜†

  5. hdown says:

    How do you know when mud is ready to pick? And, more importantly, how do you cook it? :hungry:

    Actually, in NH we even have a Mud Bowl in September. Google it and check it out. :pinkpig:

    OK, ‘nough fun, back to trying to garden in the rain! :hissyfit:

  6. DancesInGarden says:

    Wow, here in Ontario, our mud is growing just as well! Who would have thought, considering we are in different zones and all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. TW says:

    I could use some help…out here in Colorado I can’t find any mud at all, much less growing mud. Somebody please share your rain!

  9. dgkritch says:

    We have a bumper crop as well this year.
    At least yours seems to be sprouts some “pole fruit”.
    Should be ready in a couple of months.
    Takes forever to cook though, so plan a whole day for that!!


  10. willsahna says:

    I have squash already but we have had to water and are being conservative with it. No rain here. I have a very small garden. Wish we coud get several days of rain. We need it badly here in Texas.

  11. CindyP says:

    We have pretty lucky here, I guess from everyone’s comments! There’s been enough rain, but no mud that I can find, the creek isn’t even overflowing that much.

    And I see you have rain again today forecasted….so sorry!

  12. Granny Trace says:

    :dancingmonster: I’m growing mud tooo ๐Ÿ™
    Granny Trace

  13. KarenAnne says:

    Bad gardening season in New England also, may be a total loss, coming on top of the weather problems that devastated a lot of the Florida crops. Climate change: it doesn’t care if you believe in it or not.

  14. holstein woman says:

    Maybe thats whats happening, the mud is reseeding itself. Ours had gone down alot, thank the Lord.

  15. JeannieB says:

    One thing I don’t have here in the sand hills is mud, fire ants yes, poison ivy-yes, sand fleas-yes, but no mud!

  16. Flowerpower says:

    When our mud goes to seed somewhere in June or July it becomes
    concrete. I should really figure out way to sell this stuff to make some money but so far I haven’t been blessed with the smarts to get that going! :sheepjump:

    Sorry to hear about Dookie. He’s probably in heaven right now lying in a green grassy field and enjoying his new life. :heart:

  17. Betsy says:

    I’ve got a fine crop of dirt and mud too….it hasn’t been as wet here as there but it’s been unseasonably cold. I’m still waiting for spring to officially start, lol.

  18. msmitoagain says:

    We are needing a rain right now.

  19. yvonnem says:

    I wish….

    that all of the rain could be evenly distributed to those that need it, and doesn’t flood the ones that don’t need it!

    I’m not a farmer, but I appreciate every one of you that are, and I know there is always some kind of hardship…God Bless You All!!

  20. Pete says:

    Really there is only one question left – do you have to pc mud to preserve it or is a water bath sufficient?

    Maybe just one more – how long would it keep if you ran it through a dehydrator??


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