According to the rain gauge, 2.5 inches of rain fell while we were gone. Made for easy pulling weeds, but also made them all HUGE. I filled ELEVEN 5 gallon buckets and I'm not done yet, but it's a big improvement.
There are edibles out there too!
|I hadn't planned on pulling any carrots (mostly because I thought they weren't ready yet) until these came out alongside some big weeds I yanked out of the ground. I'll let the rest grow for a while longer|
*I think it was was Riot Kitty who commented the other week about tomatoes being the sluts of the plant world. I couldn't agree more! Besides the overall craziness, I am constantly pulling out tomato plants that come up on their own all over the garden.
Second, staking or caging. For years I used those flimsy wire cages from the garden center. You know, the kind that stack not so neatly, stick together and bust at the welds? Never again! Now that the Gardener made me some heavy duty towers out of used electrical conduit, I have sworn off wire cages forever. I actually bought 2 of the heaviest round cages I could find at Fleet Farm, and still they don't hold a candle to the practically FREE homemade cages.
Anybody else gardening this week? If so, grab the Monday Garden Club button on my sidebar, paste it to your blog entry and link up below with Mr. Linky.