It was a lovely morning to work in the garden and we were all kept busy with a variety of different tasks. Weeds were pulled, dying plants were removed to make room for new seeds and seedlings, and fresh soil from the compost pile was sifted onto the beds. While weeding, we found a large cricket peeking out from under the mustard greens.
The smallest snake found in Florida also made an appearance! It's believe that these little snakes were brought to the United States from Southeast Asia in potted plants. They are similar in size and shape to an earthworm, with the main distinguishing feature being their lack segmentation.
|Brahminy Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)|
In addition to cleaning up the beds, another large task accomplished was the painting of signs to mark the location of the wide variety of plants found in the garden. Okra, bok choy, rapini, onion, margiolds, beets, brussel sprouts, chives, kale, corn, basil...