Real Gardeners…

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Real gardeners ruin their manicures.

(But it was well worth it–the rows and furrows are now nearly cleared of weeds, and our little crops are flourishing!)



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:


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?