Tuesday, July 15, 2008
War of the Weeds
I spent about 5 hours in the garden yesterday. It looks SOOOOOO much better. We pulled out one weed that was about 4 feet high. All of them were taller than my knees. It was horrendous out there...a huge battle...little weed bodies strewn everywhere. I filled 15 five gallons buckets, packed to the rim with weeds. There was a very pretty ivy vine growing in the garden as well. I took some cuttings in the hopes of getting them to grow inside. I love ivy. I've always thought it was very pretty. The beans and 3 rows of peas now have sticks and strings. There's only one little section of peas left to weed...about a third of one row and then I can run the string for those rows too. So we saved the garden. YAY. We have 4 rows of corn, 3 rows of beans, 6 rows of peas, 3 tomato plants (cherry, big boy, and roma), and 2 green pepper plants (although neither one has any peppers on it), two rows of radishes, 1 small row of carrots, and what looks to be 1 watermelon or squash. Steven ate one of his radishes yesterday "in an effort to thin them out, yeah, yeah, that's what it is". *lol* We have tons of pea pods. Oh yeah, he ate one of those too. The corn is about 2 feet high, the beans about a foot, and the peas...wow....some of them are about 3 feet high. They're going to totally take off now that they're weeded and on strings. None of our mound stuff came up, so I'm going to plant some more seeds today or tomorrow. We still might be able to get something of a harvest from them before winter comes. I'm going to plant pumpkins too. The girls want homegrown pumpkins for Halloween.