What Happened to Our Raised Bed Garden in Pouring Rain?

In this video, I explain what happened so far to our raised bed garden and fruit trees in constant rainy weather. How has the drainage gone and I share some tips on gardening in wet conditions?

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28 Replies to “What Happened to Our Raised Bed Garden in Pouring Rain?”

  1. G'day Everyone, does anyone know how to get mould out of a lounge suite? πŸ˜‚ Seriously, thanks for your support! Cheers πŸ™‚

  2. Side note The Whattapp spammers are here, they are a fraud and will just take your money

  3. How are you trying to prevent it in the future, especially your tree losses?
    Putting them in a raised bed, or on an artificial slope would be weird, but what else could you do?

  4. Why can't you people put one and one together. Australia is a dictatorship and y'all are getting rained out of your homes that make food. They want to starve you so you can go to the cities and your government will buy up your land and make their smart cities. Stand up and yes they control the weather. It's nothing new.

  5. Planting cedar(edge type) might help keeping your ground dryer because they are heavy drinkers.

  6. Do you have a link to the crocks you made saurkraut in? I cannot find it. You said you are going into fall so I assume you will make some. ??

  7. Good help. I'm in Florida with some heavy rains. Interesting about three mulch. I'll reassess mine. Your piggies have me a πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  8. Praying you catch a break soon. Love you're cheery attitude. I'm in Eastern, Ky, USA. Our weather has settled down some. My small greenhouse is doing well. Potatoes, tomatoes and berries. Thank you for showing weather challenges and how you're dealing with it.

  9. Send the rain to California – we will take it – every bit, even Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico would be appreciative as well

  10. Love the hogs πŸ₯° they're so fun. Thanks for the video. This explains why so many of my plants look so sad right now. I thought it was me but I feel better knowing some of it is likely just weather related.

  11. Would building a small tilted roof shape above the beds that has holes in it to keep the soil wet/moisturized? Maybe even in plexiglas to let the sun through? That way the heavy pouring rain falls next to the beds but the soil still gets what it needs? (I have no experience with gardening whatsoever and I love your video's, this is a thought that just popped into my head that may provide you with a long term solution?)

    Greetings, Noor πŸ™‚

  12. Wow. You are such an inspiration to all gardeners! You don’t let all that bad weather discourage your efforts ❀️ Good for you. And I absolutely agree, the mulch will definitely keep the soil underneath it more moist. When we get several days of rain in a row, I go out to my raised beds and pull all the mulch out of the beds so they can dry out a little easier

  13. Sorry for all the rain for your lovely garden. Hope you have a successful winter one.πŸ’•πŸ™

  14. I love your 3 little South African warthogs. Mom and her babies, running with their their tails up, like aerials.
    They're a delightful sight in game reserves. πŸ€—πŸ’•

  15. Hi Mark, definitely better waterlogged than drought-ridden, overheated and on fire. πŸ”₯ Gosh you guys suffer in Oz, I'm sorry. πŸ’” πŸ™

  16. I'm about 2 hours north west of you, Mark, and it's rained so much we have a ton of mushrooms growing on our property. Wish I knew if they were safe to ear. Our 200m driveway is as slushy as it is around your garden beds. Once we start down it, we don't stop until we get to the road. If we did stop, we'd be bogged. I hear that there's supposed to be above avg winter rainfall in QLD, which, given it is usually pretty dry where I am during winter, any rain is likely to keep the ground saturated … sigh

  17. I agree, it’s awful…. It’s so bad even the weeds are giving up and look awful in my garden

  18. And i;m having the opposite problem lol can;t keep the rain barrels full long enough

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