My hubby spent hours cleaning out my potting table area, and we cut down an old picnic table to add a shelf underneath it. It looks nice and tidy now, I will have to try and keep it that way.
I heard that with a long big wet season such as we are just coming out of, that the insect population explodes. Well they are not wrong about that. Every lettuce seedling is now just a few little stalks! I suspect grasshoppers, so am going to brew up a batch of chili garlic spray, because this year I am going to grow lots of vegetables, come hell or high water.
I wonder what beneficial insects I can attract? I looked up dragonflies and discovered that they eat mosquitoes - yeah! I have seen lots of dragonflies around, and our mosquito problem has definitely eased. I thought it was the stones I laid in the wet areas, which I am sure has helped somewhat. I have planted marigold, calendula, nasturtium and cosmos seeds, so there should be some colour mixed in with the veggies.
Now after months and months of rain we have not had any rain for 6 days - sometimes a bit of a sprinkle overnight I think, but not enough to have to empty the rain guage. Now I cant wait to be harvesting vegetables.