Gardening in the Rain

The morning sunshine quickly faded to a cool steady drizzle. Despite the weather, I had garden chores on my to do list. With so little free time, I didn’t let the rain stop me.

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I harvested garlic. The Banties moved in as soon as I cleared the bed, scratching and exploring in the newly turned up soil.

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My garlic cleaned and drying on the table under the porch.

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I’m not the only one toiling in the rain – this bumble bee was hard at work in my cucumber.

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I caught Oscar nibbling at my green beans.

In addition to the garlic, I battled loopers in the Kale beds. I pulled one under-performing bed of Kale out all together and planted beets and turnips in its place. In the other bed of Kale, I harvested down to the tender center leaves and discarded the harvest in the compost pile. With luck, the plants will continue to produce – looper free – if I keep my eye on them.

I filled out the rest of the beds with Kohlrabi, another round of radish, more carrots, and lettuce.

The drizzle finally turned to steady rain, so I came inside, dried off, and curled up on the sofa for a nap.

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