Warm Weather and the Garden

Weeding was always my favorite garden chore.  My second is pruning.  What’s yours?  I always had tons to weed since I didn’t use herbicides of any kind.  Only Organic gardening for me.  Other than a few times where I did make up a Fels-Naptha soap and garlic wash or just hand-picked the insects off to dispose of them.

I said I enjoyed it, not that I was good at it. Carrots to the left, green beans to the right.

Some love their riding lawnmowers and I get that.  I used to use my mother-in-laws years ago.  She had a lot to mow so I would do it for her cause it was kind of like riding a go-cart.  Depending on how many acres or your physical condition, makes sense.  My mower of choice many years later was a manual lawnmower.  It worked out fine for me.

At this time of year, end of June, I would have planted everything by the end of May, I would have had some harvesting of perennial herbs, lettuce, peas, radishes.  I would have had strawberries if I planted them as well as Black and Red Raspberries.

I would be busy weeding, mowing, watering and daily walk through looking for signs of harvest or trouble.  I always had lots to do if I wanted to.  Sometimes I would mulch a lot to keep the weeds down, other times, I just pull weeds by hand or use the tool I had for the large single root like dandelions.  There was always something very fulfilling about “rooting” through my garden and improving the appearance like that.  Great exercise too.

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. L. Stevens
    Jun 28, 2018 @ 20:34:21

    Looks far more lush than anything I would manage!

    Reply

  2. Steven Colborne
    Jun 29, 2018 @ 05:05:44

    I love your enthusiasm for gardening! And yes, great exercise 🙂

    Reply

  3. bakingintheburbs
    Jun 29, 2018 @ 10:38:37

    I love your photos! Breathtaking!

    Reply

  4. Sundaram Chauhan
    Jun 29, 2018 @ 20:42:06

    It was great to see so much of greenery in the morning. Gardening sure soothes senses. Some day, I will have my own garden as well. I hope.😀✌✌

    Reply

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