This morning I found the smooth aster I’ve been tending all summer munched to the nib.
This after two months, ok why now?
Of note is everything is back on a the system watering schedule. This supports the theory that highly watered plants are more tasty than minimally watered plants.
It’s getting to be time to put the garden to bed for the upcoming winter. My neighbor tapers down her watering beginning in September.
The back flow valve was fixed with the ability to remove the whole mechanism during fall blow out. Unfortunately it goes on with all the levers facing the house but that’s okay.