You probably don’t know this (how could you?) but the keyhole is finally planted. I purchase two flats of lettuce at the local feed store and tucked them straight away into the raised bed. They have already doubled in height in just a week’s time.
There’s been no rain here, and I rarely use a water hose in my garden space. So these guys must depend upon H2O from the compost basket where I put kitchen waste (and dish water) along with shredded leaves (carbon). They’ll have enough.
Plus, that compost basket is just loaded with big fat wigglers. I use a pitchfork to bury the kitchen goods gently as not to disturb them too much. They are my labor-free field workers, literally paid in kitchen scraps. Earth worms will deliver the goods to the root systems of the garden.
I only hope the lettuce doesn’t bolt to flower in these unusually warm temps. If it doesn’t chill out here in southeast Texas within the next few weeks, the mini-heads will make mini salads.
We also are seeing a new animal in our yard. Not the beautiful wild bobcat of last year, but she’s pretty big, wanders a large territory, and she seems to be intent upon the hundreds of Red-winged Blackbirds and Cowbirds that have converged on our yard this winter.
How to catch a cat…
Countdown to tomatoes begins…Now!!