it's not snow. :)
yesterday was a bit cool and i had second
thoughts about going out and doing some garden
tasks, but it was such a nice sunny day that i
talked myself into it. with the forecast being
for rain last night and today i was hoping to
have at least one garden prepped and ready to
go so the rains could settle them and get the
organic matter wetted down so the worms could
work at it.
started out by turning in some of the leaves
and ashes for one garden, so that warmed me up.
some worms already in there chomping away. we've
had some cold nights below freezing still so i
was surprised the worms were as near the surface
as these were.
then i spread ashes and picked trash out of
leaves and put them over the ashes in a second
garden. i dint have enough energy to turn those
in, but they are getting a good soaking now.
which is good as it will keep them from blowing
in the news i see some scientists are reporting
that they've bred beans that are more tolerant
for higher heat by crossing varieties with the
tepary bean (from the SW of the USoA). the tepary
bean is noted for small size and not that great
of flavor or quality, but if they've got crosses
with other beans it might be well worth exploring
for those who are growing things in the arid and
i don't think this area will be that hot or dry
but with all the cross breeding i have going on
here with the beans i may end up with some that
are more tolerant for high heat and humidity too.