The new veggie cattail bee pond

Is there a word for tiny ponds, like pondlet?

I got to work right away yesterday and built the little cattail pond.  The hardest part was moving a bunch of sheet rock and backer board so I could get to the bentonite in the garage.

Here you can see how the bentonite clay shrank over night where it dried.   The pic was taken a little after noon and it's been partially cloudy today and not very windy.  Once there are more cattails in the water, we'll have less evaporation, but the plants will use more water.   The 5 g bucket was almost dry after a few days without refills.

I saw ONE bee.  Continue reading “The new veggie cattail bee pond”