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!)
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?
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
First things first: pull everything up.
That means weeding, a very polarizing past-time. See, there are those who love nothing more than yanking a gritty, trespassing weed from its comfortable squat in your garden. Then there are others who can’t bring themselves to uproot such a delicate, vibrant green sprout, no matter how imposing its presence.
Also weeding is hard work, and some people are lazy.
But not us! Next up: tilling.
-SC, with photo by Bryant
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Today we met our garden! It’s located in the southwest area of Salt Lake City proper, near 21st South and 5th East.
Bryant gave us the tour, and a bit of the garden’s history. This space, which is part of some very kind and generous people’s backyard, has been utilized for a few years now to get organically-grown food to the people. BUG Farms uses the space as well. This year they’re growing grains.
We went over the rules and picked out what crops we’d like to plant. You can look forward to corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, basil, and much more!
But first, we had to clear out the old to make room for the new. So…
…today’s work was all about pulling up drip-line and weeds…
…to make room for a Garden City.