June 15, 2016
My favorite garden tool is my lawn chair that tips back to get the kinks out of my back. I move it from sun to shade and do most of my prioritizing from it. From this throne I can see when the corn leaves are starting to turn dull, or the zucchini leaves wilt and know it's time to water. I watch the pollinators and marvel that the honey bee alone increases our yields by 20%..
I watch the Robin's pulling up earthworms and am thankful they aren't eating the plants leaves like the tiny yellow finches that can devastate the Swiss chard. My only solution for them is bird netting..
June 16, 2016
There is something so much fun in planting a row of seeds that I have to refrain myself from planting too much. I think it's kind of like creating life from inanimate seeds. When they germinate you have created something new. I hold off planting my second row of beets until the first rows plants are about 4" tall. They store fairly well in the soil but I prefer them super tender..
I have to hold myself back from planting the next block of corn because corn on the cob is best when picked within days of maturity. As the weather heats up I find it convenient to lay a board over the row to keep the moisture in. You don't have to water as much so you don't disturb the seeds. I peek under it daily and find out if I have the beginning of a slug problem because they will be hiding under it..
June 16, 2016
Photons are gardeners God particles. It's totally amazing the energy they provide for all the activity that the plants need to carry out..
Plants are as busy as ant nests with all the energy travelling to the roots to extract nutrients to send back up with water and minerals to the leaves and stems..