Sheila asked about the weeds that had started to sprout up in the garden around the emerging plants.
"I see in your pics you have sprouts of what looks like grass in the cracks of the dirt. Tell me... do you just let this go? What do you do? This is my issue and I assumed I had to be grass free. But since you're the expert... do I have to get rid of every blade?"I'd like to say otherwise, but yes, my garden does grow weeds as well, if not better than it grows veggies. I wish there were a weed free way to garden, but short of making 20 or so raised beds and hauling in clean, weed free soil, we live with them. The Gardener made the first pass with the rototiller last week (that's why our rows are so wide, to fit the tiller down without ripping out any plants) hence the squares of green in the vine garden where the zucchinis and other vines are growing along with the weeds, including grass. Once the plants get a little bigger and more hardy, I will start pulling weeds by hand right around the plants. We also plan to lay down giant sheets of cardboard topped with straw around all of the vine plants to keep the weeds under control in the most out of control area of the garden. Last year, the vine garden became so weedy that we could hardly find the cantaloupes and winter squash.
|Pole Beans and Sunflowers|
|Silvery Tomato- an early, determinate variety|
We needed the ATV trailer for other uses, so the water tank had to find a new ride. And of course, since we filled the water wagon, there has been more than enough rain to water everything. Go figure.
|And some nasty looking leaf curl on the peach tree. I'll see my father-in-law today (a peach growing pro) and ask him what to do about it.|
|Apricot Beauty Foxglove|
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