Seeds of lettuce, spinach, turnips sown a month ago have emerged now as sturdy seedlings, and hopefully will be making good growth, too, although dry weather is a problem. It feels too early to bring out the hoses for the season (because we're still quite a long time away from our average 'last frost' date' and hose-damaging freezes, potentially). But, it's heavy to lug the watering can around, no matter how much I think it's 'good exercise'! Hmm.
It was 73°F in Clemson today, mild by any standards for March. Not surprisingly, my gardening companion and Woody spotted a foraging woodchuck late yesterday afternoon below the satellite garden. Mostly I just have garlic, onions and leeks there, with the kale and mustards barricaded under the plastic on my bamboo hoops. Here's a view from a post in late January of the deployed deterrents, initially because of squirrels.
|my set-up in a photo from early February|
|Maybe the various wire cages and supports will deter a woodchuck?|
Or maybe Woody, unlike our previous two Goldens, will chase woodchucks? He's particularly good at chasing squirrels.