I know, it is shocking to hear, but we had rain this weekend. Control your awe and wonder. January and February are normally decent rain months, but this year NOPE. I just checked and we officially got 1.26 inches of rain. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but it had been 70 days since we had had measurable rainfall. So 1.26 inches, sounds pretty good! It also meant all of the run off retention basins around the city are full. It gives the drive to work a different feel. Kinda nice. And no offense to anyone else, but you can’t beat the smell of the Arizona desert after rain. Nothing quite like it.
The best part is that I don’t have to water my garden for a couple of days. I even left my seedlings out since the temperature didn’t drop too much and there is just something about rainwater that makes plants grow. It’s amazing.
Here’s a couple of the latest pics.
Cauliflower. Another first this year. It’s pretty yellow right now. I’m thinking it will lighten up as it gets bigger. Either way, it’s looking good. You can see a little bermuda growing at the bottom. The grass is already turning into a menace and popping up everywhere. It is just crazy. So I pull it and wait, then pull it again, and again, and again…
I need to pot up some more seedlings tonight. You know you’ve let them go too long when you can’t raise your grow lights anymore and you’re starting to burn your plants on the bulbs. Some of them are getting really ridiculous. I’ve only got a few of the 1 gallon pots left. A new shipment from greenhousemegastore.com should be here tomorrow. My order includes some rabbit repellent. I’m holding out some hope of saving the remnants of my little artichoke plant.
I hope you’re having a blessed day!