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Rain is good for the garden

We had received enough rain the past two days to last a week in the garden. It is supposed to rain tonight, too. Yay! I am seeing a slight decrease in water bill....

The plants are growing fine. There are bugs eating away the cauliflower leaves and some bean leaves. *shrug* I have a couple of homemade bug repellents' recipes. These don't use chemical in them (don't you think soap is chemical?). Wait, I think there are non-chemical soaps... goat milk soap..

Well, in any case, I'll figure that out later. In my spare time. Uh huh..

I finally bought the cucumber trellis. After 3 or maybe 4 years of eyeing it. Just in time because the cucumber is finally taking off.

So are most other plants. We did plant them late, a couple of weeks at least after everybody else got theirs in. Now we have a LOT of tomatoes ripening out there, we have several jalapeno and serrano peppers waiting to be picked. A couple of cucumbers, needing to grow a couple more inches before I can pick them. Beans and eggplants are flowering. Cabbages are forming well. All in all, the plants are doing good.

I ordered new seeds for lettuce. Organic Little Gem Lettuce and Montecito lettuce. Basically romaines and almost like butter lettuce. These are the ones we usually eat. Not going to plant other fall harvest plants. For the time being, we can get carrots and broccoli for really cheap at the produce store we go to. I eat radish but nobody else do, so none of that. No sense in planting something that no one will eat.

Moving on.

We just decided that we'll go pick raspberries this Sunday. The farm said it is slow picking for blueberries until the first week of August. Found out that the blueberry farm doesn't use pesticides. Some part of the farm grows wild blueberries.

By the time we pick the blueberries, my husband's long awaited food dehydrator (my bad!) will be here! We can dry these fruits. :)

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