While I was putting them in, the bed next to it had those beautiful white butterflies dancing on my mustard flowers (the mustard reseeded itself). I used to hate them before I started to use row covers. Oh how I hated picking off all those caterpillars. Now I can just enjoy them.
The plants under the row covers tend to get over looked. I do peek in occasionally, but I don't keep close track of things. I have to remind myself to keep up with the weeding and the thinning of them. I weeded a bit in the carrots and the first of the fall brassica beds today.
While I was putting in seed today I noticed that I still had some old mache seed. I had two packets, one from Michelle and one from Emily. I'd tried to grow them in the past but failed. I figured what the heck. I ripped up a little bit of cover crop where the melons were and tossed both packets in. I'm not sure they will germinate as the seed is so old. But I hate to throw away old seed. Better to see if it will grow. If it doesn't grow, well I can always buy new seed and try again another year.