When I said we weren't expecting rain yesterday, I spoke about five minutes too soon. Since I'm trying to get my hoeing days and my watering days separated, I had in mind to water the flower pots. But then I went downstairs to find it raining. Okay...so hoeing it is then. It was just a brief shower, and by the time I had my gardening duds on, it was finished. There was more rain later in the day, but it was dry while I was hoeing.
Okay, so I've been surprised at the lackluster performance of the green beans I planted. Less than half have come up. When I was out in the garden last, I noticed one was pulled up by the roots, and the seed was still attached. It was just lying on the ground. And so I started thinking about this. My friend Sue warned me the crows might pull up the freshly sprouted seeds. I haven't seen that, but I decided it might make sense to cover the beans with the gutter guards I removed from the rows of corn recently. As I walked to the garden, just to prove a point, I saw this: