As South East QLD enjoys this inundation of rain during the final throws of the la Niña weather pattern this is a great time for observation, not just of our environment but our behaviours,
Some may question my behaviours as I stand out in the pouring rain watching where the water is flowing, considering how to slow it down and sink it in to my soil where I need it most, reducing damage and nutrient loss, timing how long my puddles take to be absorbed and feeling the texture of my soil.
With access to the garden reduced in rain events it is not just the weeds that grow, disease and pests can move in. I am having to be vigilant with mildew, constantly checking the chicken coop for mites and making sure my worms are comfy.
All this rain can seriously disrupt the function of our pollinators, it is even more important now to include seeds for the good bugs in your April plantings.