The weather has been a bit extreme this year...we have lost a few seedling do to morning freezes and windy hot days. (Not to mention the drought we are in) But, all and all a good percentage of our seeds did germinate and were not eaten by the wild, cotton-tail bunnies and the seed eating bird population. I learned a little trick when I lived in Indonesia. Hang recycled white plastic grocery bags in the garden(temporarily). This will keep birds and rodents out of the garden and give the seeds more time to germinate. The seed eaters think the swaying white bags are some sort of predators and keep them at bay . Seeds can be wiped out in a few hours by a big flock of birds, so out here...I need to protect the seeds until the are well established in the dirt.
Today I picked
my second harvest of asparagus this season...it will go great steamed with butter with my sandwich for lunch.
Kristine and I spent today top watering the seedlings in the garden, while hand pulling weeds and putting down a mulch of oak leaves and hay. Mulch helps hold in moisture and nutrients for our garden veggies...and also cuts down on weed pulling.
We sure need rain!