Thursday. Foggy this morning. Not bad but I will wait till it clears before I do anything in the gardens. I found a nice handful of strawberries on my plants yesterday. They are destined for our morning cereal. I pulled the mystery plant and the remains of the hibiscus. Sad that one didn't make it through the winter. It was so pretty and we enjoyed it so much. I have three small pots of shiso I will put in that spot. Our weather people are predicting hit and miss storms so I will put them under cloches. I found early buds on my melon plants and on the bean vines. I also have some lavender seedlings and a chamomile to put in. Cloches for them too. And a lot of weeding.
Pitted about two-and-half pounds of cherries most of which are not in the freezer. I put them on a tray to freeze individually so I need to package them up today. The ones we put on our cereal were a real treat. We may pick up some more if we find some at a good price when we shop next week. I am planning to harvest and dry some shiso today. I have another plant that is thriving in its space. Looking forward to experimenting with it.
Friday. I didn't get the shiso picked because we decided to do some errands yesterday rather than next Monday as we had planned. The weather looks a bit more unsettled early next week. While we were out we picked up some red petunias that I will put in the over-the-fence holders. The hummingbirds appear to like the purple ones so we will give them something else to play with. I watched one looking over the portulaca which is blooming very nicely. I saw a bumblebee working among the melon blossoms. I did get the lavender, shiso, and chamomile seedlings put out.
Found this on Americablog. Didn't say anything I didn't know about how over-the-counter drug makers try to hoodwink customers but it was interesting to read a doctor's take on the issue. I agree with his final assessment: hands on wallet in pocket and eyes open. I would add: skepticism antennae on full.