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????
In my part of WV, mud bolts and goes to seed some time in late July.
On May 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm
Maybe we can hope for an early bolt this year? 😕
On May 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Window On The Prairie says:
Use roundup, that’ll kill the mud.
On May 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm
BJ Farm says:
Actually mud does go to seed. Its called dust. And sometimes it gets blown all over. 😆
On May 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm
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:
On May 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Wow, here in Ontario, our mud is growing just as well! Who would have thought, considering we are in different zones and all 😉
On May 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm
IT FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT NOONE MENTIONED MAKING MUD PIES!!!!!
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE??????
On May 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm
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!
On May 17, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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!!
On May 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm
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.
On May 18, 2011 at 12:10 am
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!
On May 18, 2011 at 6:07 am
Granny Trace says:
:dancingmonster: I’m growing mud tooo 🙁
On May 18, 2011 at 7:14 am
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.
On May 18, 2011 at 7:15 am
holstein woman says:
Maybe thats whats happening, the mud is reseeding itself. Ours had gone down alot, thank the Lord.
On May 18, 2011 at 10:07 am
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!
On May 18, 2011 at 10:20 am
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:
On May 18, 2011 at 10:38 am
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.
On May 18, 2011 at 11:18 am
We are needing a rain right now.
On May 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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!!
On May 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm
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??
On May 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm