To recap the lastest garden news...
... the beetle cloth had been removed (process above) and stored. Saw no beetle carcasses in the garden area cloth but the blueberry bed had been a magnate for them. Fortunately, no leaves were eaten by said beetles and, after shaking out little bodies, cloth, tulle, clothespins and binder clips all packed away for next year... which may be another bad one, or so my research says.
The kale, spinach and beets are into super-fast mode and filling the beds. The poor chickens are probably to the kale hating stage.
The garden had been liberated just in time for the constant downpour we have going on. I hope nothing bad comes of this. My tomato plants had put out a few babes but there hasn't been enough sun to kick things into high gear. Hoping against hope that this year gets better when monsoon departs.
My own Yukon potato seed bins are doing great. Lots of green leaves. My red potato bin looks like this weather is not to its taste. They were the fastest growing, most luscious in leaves and now... kaput. Only yellow leaves so they probably won't flower. Not too promising for tubers, but I'll still keep my spirits up until harvest.
The green/wax beans seem to be ok with the rain and I get a couple handfuls every day. Since I was stuck inside yesterday I decided to freeze some packets for winter.
Dinner tonight was meatloaf and mashed potatoes. There's nothing like comfort food when it's cold and gloomy outside. Definitely think it'll perk up the rest of our night.
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