Mo' Rain

Another 1.4 inches of rain overnight and it's drizzling this morning. I would worry about alligator's coming into the pond behind us but I expect all the turtles would eat them. <G>
We're picking squash, peppers, etc. on a daily basis now. The plants are getting so much water they're super producing. Looks like another small batch of crowder peas about ready to pick. I've entwined the runners so much the twelve feet of crowder peas looks like a green fence with purple flowers painted on it. A little sunshine would be a big help.
George, with wet feet
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George Shirley wrote:

we finally got some rain last night! more in the forecast today and for the next four days, but i will believe it when i see it falling...

other than strawberries i've not picked anything. still planting. got the cucumbers in yesterday after i watered and picked strawberries.
all the veggie plants from the greenhouse are now planted so everything left to do is seeds.
most of my work for planting things i want to fertilize is getting the worm buckets out to the gardens, and then getting that down underneath what i want to plant. with the soil being fairly dry i might have to water a few days beforehand otherwise the clay can be pretty hard to break apart enough.
i use a square shovel to turn a trench, then use a four pronged rake to break up the clods, then scoup out enough of that so i have a nice flat trench six to eight inches deep (depending upon what i'm planting), then i take a worm bucket and use 1/4-1/2 and put that in the trench. some plants will go right into the worms and then get covered and firmed a little. others might go up an inch or two depending upon how their roots grow.
tomatoes don't get trenches. i use holes. most the time we plant tomatoes in new gardens the first season, so i don't need to amend them for fertility. then the second season they can go in on top of any place where i've been putting worms down the previous year. that usually is plenty of fertility for them.

me with red fingers from strawberries. put three pints of crushed berries in the freezer last night and we also had some over frosted cinamon rolls (i wasn't in the mood to make shortcakes).
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