More goldfish need to be adopted.
I doubt they will make a movie entitle this, but as I am working in the garden or my mind is just meandering through its' many channels, I have a lot of random thoughts that don't seem to fit in a particular blog nor have enough to be written about it to make it worthwhile, so.... occasionally all this is mushed together.
The weather has been beautiful this last few days. The only thing that would have made this morning better would have been a long soft rain all night long. I've lost track of how long we have gone without measurable rain, but it is too long.
The forecast SEEMS to have a good chance for rain but it has had decent percentages before that seemed to vanish. Anyone have rain?
My garden (in the soil) is still holding because I have a lot of organic matter in the soil and a good layer of mulch but there is a limit somewhere. The potted plants and bales are another story. They have needed watering almost daily.
Four different lettuces, kale and a Japanese mustard are doing real well, but we cannot eat it fast enough so I was about to grind up a lot of it for freezing (to add to my smoothies) when I read an article about someone drying the greens, breaking it into flakes and selling it for a good price.
No, I don't intend to sell it, but it will reduce my storage substantially to go from a bunch of ice cubes to a few jars of dried flakes. I've been storing a dehydrator for a few years now so... out it came and I am drying some as I write this.
I mentioned the straw bale gardens so here is an update. The tomatoes and peppers are doing well as are some yellow squash, Armenian, Asian cucumbers, basil and a purple setcreasea.
The garlic have almost all disappeared and someone is picking on the newly planted squash, bitter melon and tomato plants I planted. It was not PITA and I cannot imagine it was of interest to the cats, but someone...... is messing with them. I had to put tomato cages on them even though most won't need them to climb.
More later but feel free to post your random thoughts, observation or comments.