What was that last one?
Raised beds drain better.
That is why I chose raised vegetable beds and apple tree planter. I actually had no other choice, if I wanted to grow vegetables. As mentioned before, I have clay soil.
It rained last night. And the night before. And all the day before that. A lot. As a result, I have some photos showing you just what clay soil is and why it would not sustain vegetable life.
This water will be there for at least a week, barring any more rain, which is expected. It sits in unfilled cinder block holes. It is slippery, gooey, and sticks to the dogs' paws and bellies like black glue. Boo loves it. He can't understand why I refuse to throw his tennis ball.
But, the new garden soil is still soft, light, with the consistency of potting soil, which garden soil is not to be confused with! My peas seeds have not floated to the top to wash away. They still haven't sprouted, but they haven't washed away. That reminds me...I think I might dig around to see where they have gotten to. They should be up by now.