I went to the local farmers’ market this morning because I’m between crops; so I need to supplement. Farmer Tesch’s tables provided lettuces and summer squash. Murry Farms had some strawberries. Flossie Faye Farms had local honey. I didn’t catch the name of the citrus farmers from Dinuba; but I picked up oranges and mandarins. With this and stuff I had, I made a smashing fruit salad.
Why on earth did I buy strawberries? I have exactly one gajillion plants. Yes. The birds are killing me. They peck at one and move on to another. Couldn’t they just finish one berry before moving on? So I bought the basket of strawberries then went to buy some scare tape. Three stupid dollars for strawberries?! Strips of the reflective mylar tape is now being used to scare birds from the strawberries, peaches, and grapes. So far, so good. I do not want to lose any of these peaches to pesky birds. I then stopped by Floyd’s to pick up a couple containers of night crawlers. This big babies were split between the four raised beds.
Other stuff going on in the garden: Second tomato bed ready for planting. More grapes are forming. The lavender is beginning to bloom. I finally captured a close up photo of the lobelia without washing out the color. We’ve got about four days like this without rain. Tomorrow I will probably plant the seeds for radishes, chives, carrots and onions. I may even start the lemon squash.
Then again, I may just read the Sunday Bakersfield Californian and take a nap.