Look away if you're squemish! Japanese beetle death camp! otherwise known as organic pest control... soapy water! they die really quickly...
I found a good organic weed killer online...
• 4 cups of white vinegar
• 1/4 cup table salt
• 2 teaspoons of dish soap
Mix spray on weeds in sunshine if possible.
Pods! I looove seed pods! Leave it to the little old ladies to pass on Papiver soniferum, AKA Opium poppy... we're going to water them really well and milk them by cutting little slices into the pod, the laytexy milk dribbles out and almost instantly starts forming resin.
I noticed this little roma tomato plant from the free tomato give away has already formed baby tomatoes!
Yippee! It poured down for almost an hour yesterday! We need some serious rain badly!