One of the best tools I have is the soil and water meter. I stick this in the ground and it tells me how wet or dry the soil is under the surface. If I were to rely on paw feel alone, I'd be wrong. The dirt looks dry on top, but I can tell by looking at this that my mom and dad just watered a whole lot and I don't need to do any more.
Next, I give assigments to my woofie Grete. She is an expert at patroling the perimeter of the yard and keeping introoders out. She listens to everything I tell her.
See how Grete uses her sense of smell to sniff out the introoders?
She is very thorough and goes in to the bushes and checks out the fence line. She leaves nothing unsniffed. Good work Grete!
All my peas are done for the season and now we are waiting for the green beans to arrive. We have eggplants that will be ready to eat next week and a few little tomatoes have made an appearance, but they are still very green.
Don't forget to visit my young friend Alfie, Garden-Cat-In-Training to see what he's up to in the garden this week!