Good Garden Weather on This Thursday
After a solid rainfall yesterday -it's back to sunshine and comfortably warm temps. A great day to get out and garden. And with more rain on the way, you can likely hold off on watering now and in the days ahead. But getting your hands in the dirt will be dependent on rain chances here and there. That's why I'm putting yellow to red on any watering and a caution yellow for days and times rain is more likely across the area. Rain chances increase for Friday afternoon, and will be with us later Saturday into Sunday morning. On the temperature scene, expect middle 70s tomorrow through the weekend and then soaring numbers into the 80s next week.
Ps. Did you catch my Facebook live with Fifi on our CBS58 Facebook page? I talked more about gardening and we focused today's garden topic on strawberries! Some of the highlights include quick planting tips and a handful of simple ways to keep critters out, especially birds! They got my crop last year so I've learned my lesson and wanted to pass along what I've learned! Head over to CBS58 on Facebook and give it a quick watch! One tip I mentioned is planting white flowers as a decoy as some research suggests birds see white as danger and will stay away. Killing two birds with one stone, so to speak, includes planting white poppies. You can then harvest the seeds and along with the strawberries make a nice strawberry poppy seed salad dressing. Great for those summer cook-outs. Here's a good recipe I came across:
1 cup strawberries (quartered)
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons white or red vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin oil
t tablespoon poppy seeds
Mix the ingredients together (minus the oil and poppy seeds) and let sit for ten minutes. Then, transfer to a blender slowly adding the oil. Lastly transfer back to a bowl and whisk in the poppy seeds. Simple and tasty!
Enjoy, and look for more tips next on our CBS58 Facebook Page with me and FI!
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld