No this isn't really my rice paddy. :-)
Why am I not talking about the virus? Because I need a break and you may too!
Watercress that I threw out to allow better water flow in the stream feeding the goldfish pond has taken root and is flourishing. I may need to rethink the "dry" garden for which I started seeds!
Luckily, everything will be in either in raised beds or containers but this rain is really adding up. Of course, we know the Summer months will probably be drought, but "c'est la vie".
The re-potted lettuce and cabbages I started in the 3/4" soil blocks are doing well. In a few weeks I will probably moved them to their final growing spots. The cabbage, beets and spinach I started in the containers (tub and a plastic self watering grow tub) all looked good but went to flower so I pulled them out of one and allowing the flowers in the tub to go to seed. Maybe I will get some seed acclimated to cold weather? I will plant the newly sprouted seedlings next to them when it is time and clip the old plants after seeds have matured.
I've moved most of my greenhouse plants out with a short trip back in several nights ago when temps threatened to be in the 30's. They're back out now enjoying the rainy season. :-) Hopefully, I won't have to move them back in, but weather is like that.
Is anyone growing anything new, like rice? I have a few new Asian veggies that I have grown before but nit in a long while like Luffa, fuzzy melon, Winter melon and trying the winged bean one more time. I did not know what to expect with the winged bean last year so maybe I will appreciate it more this year. When I picked beans this size last year I thought they were too old but this video shows that there is a bend test I can use to know which ones are worth cooking. It also shows how to prepare them and cook them. I liked the way the young lady describes the process and have subscribed to her YouTube channel to get more cooking tips and recipes. She cooks on an electric range which applies to me as opposed to watching a gas stove setup and she talks about how to use that for stir fry cooking.