Friends and Firsts

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

So we were not alone in the garden today, in our tireless, never-ending battle against the weeds (I’m looking at YOU, morning glory…)

AND, we are already seeing the fruits (and veggies) of our labor. Check it out:

Bryant explained that radishes basically pull themselves–they start to peek up their little pink or red tops out of the dirt, and with the slightest tug, you’ve got yourself a snack.

This little garden would also like to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all of the garden-loving dads out there! Here, we picked these for you:

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To Weed or Not To Weed…

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Really, though, it’s not even a question–weed we must! Constantly, because charming devils like the amaranth purselane (see here) pictured above, though edible (spicy, like arugula), are over-running our best laid plans of mice and gardeners!

We now have special, triangular-shaped tools for weeding between the furrows, but everything else must be done by hand. It’s time consuming, painstaking, and of course absolutely necessary. Look at what a difference it makes:

This, however, represents only about an hour of work.

Do you have any special techniques for staying on top of weeding in your garden?

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