Forgive me if this is short & sweet, but spring is where the action begins and multitasking skills are put to use. We got a good amount of rain, I got my plants, and now, after having had to forgo some home maintenance in 2022 while caring for my father-in-law, we get to repaint the walls where mildew had started to set in. Living in the mountains has its pros and cons, but the number one problem we face is humidity. We’re on ground level, north-facing side (the back of the apartment) situated against a slope that is in partial shade most of the day. The enclosed terrace outside always feels damp no matter the season.
Now the MotH (Man of the House for you new readers) takes care of the necessary materials, among which includes a special anti-mold & anti-condensation paint that costs nearly 100€ for a 3-gallon bucket. The paint does keep mildew at bay, but only for 3-4 years. Then we repeat the process.
As stated, short & sweet. I need to update the garden blog! I end with these Mara de Bois strawberries. They started kicking in after the days began to warm up, but after a good bout of wet weather, they always seem to be right as rain.
Hoping you’ll get all the rain you need, take care!
So far, so good. Not one empty bucket of rainwater around the yard!
We are in a cold snap this weekend…brr
Enjoy your gardening! I am glad to hear you got some rain.
Music to our ears, for certain, but probably still not enough to ease commercial farmers’ worries. Maybe 2023 will be different from last.
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I hope so. Farmers are always at the mercy of the weather. I remember when my dad was cutting hay, he was always keeping an eye out for rain.