Henriette Kress wrote
Rain. If strong enough it'll splatter mud up on plants; and if plants are
picked when it rains you'll get mud, too.
one more reason to mulch absolutely everything in the garden. and for
this reason alone I am planting seedlings for everything now, right
through the mulch, except for tatsoi and arugula. my greens are always
clean, though they were not in the past when I was direct seeding.
?? What's wrong with mud? In small amounts it's _good_ for you. Also,
mulch harbors things like snails ... far more icky than a bit of clean
Henriette Kress, AHG Helsinki, Finland
Henriette's herbal homepage: http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed
Best of RHOD: http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/rhod