Saturday, June 4, 2011

Weeds in the Garden

My garden is really looking good but oh my the weeds are trying to take over! This morning I began the "back breaking" job of pulling the weeds that are growing up next to my plants. My focus this morning was on the green beans.I love how lush and full the plants are. While weeding I noticed many of the green beans have begun blooming.

With the green beans finished next on my list will be the peas. They are growing well but the weeds are too thick around each plant.

My tomato plants are really looking good and getting tall; thankfully the weeds around them have been very minimal.

The carrots are coming along nicely;

And so are the onions.

I started several pepper plants indoors but when I moved them outdoors most died; I only have three plants that lived and they are really struggling.

Although my garden is small this year I am so very pleased with it.

And I love having it in the orchard, which is really looking good as well.

I'm already on my second mowing and determined to keep up with it. Mowing small green weeds is so much easier than mowing tall dried weeds!


Enid said...

Is looking great ! We just planted seed on the ground on the 29 and 30. Thanks for the offer on the tomatoes but we buy plants and they are growing nicely too!
The orchard is looking great!

Helen Ruth said...

Wow, everything looks wonderful. My garden right now is quite pitiful!! The heat just seems really oppresive right now.

Packrat said...

We just had our first two really nice days, so nothing is planted.

Your garden is looking good. Unfortunately, there are always weeds to pull and mow. Mowing the small green weeds has three benefits: easier to do (as you said), less chance of fire, and it is easier to see snakes. I don't know about your area, but here the more we mow, the more grasses fill in. (I am so glad that right here where we live, rattle snakes are extremely rare. Now if we travel about 5 to miles any direction that is a whole different story.)

Anonymous said...

Looking real good Patty.. also mowing keeps the weeds from going to seed and blowing into your garden and planting more weeds for you to pull up :)

Melissa said...

Hi Patty! I haven't been on your blog in a long time - I was happy to come visit it again! Your garden is amazing!! I love it! You are doing a great job on it!

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