Today, in our area we had torrential downpours that totaled about 6.5 inches of rain in four hours. We’ve had so many bursts of storms this year that I have heard several people say it’s like living in Florida. I haven’t been to Florida since I was a kid, so I can’t really say. All I know is it is a change from most summers when we are begging for rain.
Below is a so-called self-watering pot, one of two that I purchased early this spring. They have become ponds, complete with their own algae. I need to drill drainage holes unless I want to become a mosquito breeder.
On a positive note, my water bill is a lot less than in past summers. I can count on one hand how many times I have had to water the garden this year. That’s just crazy.