What did you do in the garden today?

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I walked it, then opened the gate & let 8 goats in! Eat all you can, so I can re-till for Fall. Raining again today. Hope to get some seed started for brassicas -- any/all Fall crops need to get in there soon.

Was so dry all burned. Now, wet enough you can't work it. :idunno
 

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Stupid cats, have some beautiful catnip growing in the front room. Neither cat pays any attention to it even if i pick some and crush it up. I may just put the pot outside and let the feral beasts destroy it like last years planting. Lol

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If they have constant access, they seem to ignore it. I now have catnip coming up everywhere. The cats ignore it mostly except when the buds first form. Leia will eat a few then. The chickens hate it. Bees love the stuff.
 

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Your catnip may be too well watered, thus not as many oils as that grown outside in the sun, perhaps in poorer soil. Or it could be a less fragrant strain. Give them a pot of oat grass.
 

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We used to see those all of the time when I was a kid. I rarely see them now.
i've seen one here in 20-something years - would be delighted to see them again. most people freak out about spiders but i've always liked them as long as they weren't trying to bite me. we have a nice population of cellar spiders here in the house. it is impossible to get rid of them so we've reached a mutually compatible solution where i only disturb them a few times a year and they eat any other bugs they can get ahold of.

i also have some very tiny spiders that live inside some of my worm buckets. those eat the fungus gnats and some other bugs that hatch out of the soil i mix in there with the partially or fully decayed wood chips. i don't often find them outside of the worm buckets but once in a while they can escape from my when i'm feeding the worms and have the covers off... i found out recently that i can avoid that by folding the cover over and wrap it in a cloth so when i'm ready to put the cover back on i can shake all the spiders back into the bucket. :)

canned some tomato juice this morning. first of the season.

not much happened outside today, it was very humid and hot, i buried the tomato processing scraps and we did a quick garden tour and then came in.

yesterday i got a little weeding done and finished cleaning up a mess i'd made a few months ago. felt good to get that done at last. took me about half an hour. we'd picked cucumbers and tomatoes earlier.
 

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Pulled some weeds while refilling the ducks pond. The marshmellow root is getting big. I have it under control in the main garden but its gone crazy in the boys paddock. I am trying to smother it with some carpet and keep trying to feed the boy ducks in the middle of it so they flatten it a bit. I can feel the earth warming up again and I dont want snake havens!

I planted some parsley from a pot that is big enough to go in the ground in the garden bed under the spare room window. I have a few more things to move out of pots and into beds so I can start the cycle again. I expect some light frost this week so I am hesitant to put anything in the open yet. Watered the plants on the patio and dumped the rabbit litter under the grape vine. I unloaded half a trailer of firewood but still the other half to go. Its not as neat as when I have help but at least its in a neat-ish stack haha.
 
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