I know I've done things in the garden as I really really need to weed, but somehow I ended up doing other things instead. I get distracted when I go out into the garden. I know I planted my chitted squash seed on Sunday since I wrote that down. I know I watered the front beds. And then watered the strawberries yesterday as some of them were wilting.
And I fixed my bird netting over the strawberry plants. I had simple hoops that were too small as the flowers were poking out of the top. And if the flowers poke out, the strawberries will be out of the netting so the squirrels will eat them. I should call it squirrel netting not bird netting as the birds aren't all that bad. In addition I pretty much let the strawberries run last year. Where they liked to be was right next to the edge of the wall. So If I put a hoop in the soil those strawberries right at the edge would be halfway through the netting. So I made some bigger hoops and bent them so they would hang over the edge to keep all those wonderful blossoms inside the net. At least mostly. Next year I've got to keep them from rooting right next to the wall. If nothing else they wilt too quickly there as the soil dries out fast at the edge. The ones farther back do better.
I don't know if I was avoiding weeding or not. I usually don't mind weeding. But I had to go out after dinner to finally get some of it done. I weeded all of Bed 1 and the western side of Bed 2. You can barely see the spinach in the above bed. And some of those weeds are starting to bud. The last thing I need are more weed seeds in my garden. I've got to get to the rest of the beds. I think my priority are the carrot bed and the other two spinach beds. Then I can do the other beds that are less problematic.
There is the same bed all weeded out. I had a lot of damping off in this and the other spinach beds. So there are huge gaps. In Bed 1E I found four cut worms that were taking down my turnips. I hope there aren't more. I'll go out this morning as soon as I finish watering the beds and see if any more have been taken down and if so dispatch the culprits. Luckily the cabbages and kales in this bed are probably too big for the cutworms to hurt.