I went out last night after dark with a flashlight into a slowly drizzling rain to see how the garden was feeling.
Broccoli, cauliflower and lettuces looking OK.
Radishes, carrots, cabbage looking OK.
But why do I keep seeing weird rapid movements out of the corner of my eye?
I shone my flashlight around to investigate and discovered that the garden beds were full of huge earthworms, hanging out 12 inches from their holes. When I spooked them, they could dash back from whence they came about 5 times faster than a human could slurp up a piece of spaghetti. My goodness they are QUICK!
Then I realized that my garden beds were now a singles bar for worms.
All is well! If the worms are happy enough to breed in my dirt, it can’t be that bad a place!