garden work: weeds, weeds, weeds

Garden Work

Today I spent a couple hours working in my community garden plot. Where do all these weeds come from? I think I pull them and then I turn around and they have grown up again.

Weeding takes most of my garden time now, but I do other fun stuff too.

 (Someday I’ll do a post on all the different ways to weed, and maybe even one on all the different types of weeds I grow in my gardens.)

Today’s garden work (besides weeding):
– Remove salt marsh hay mulch from my garlic bed (I harvested the garlic last week) and put it on my recently planted seedlings (cabbage, Brussels spouts, and broccoli)
– Remove lower leaves from tomato plants and weed well around them to maximize air flow – in our damp and humid summer, the plants have a very large amount of early blight and leaf spot
– Harvest summer squash, cucumbers, dill, and cut flowers (tall blue ageratum and nigella)
– Plant a few winter radish seeds, watermelon and black radish – it may be too warm for these now but I’ll find out
– Train butternut squash and cucumber vines up their trellises
– Begin to cut off and compost potato plants that are all mostly done (brown and dry) now
– Water
– Spray brassica plants (broccoli, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts) with spinosad (for cabbage worms).

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