Over the past couple of days, I've had to get out in the hot hot heat and weed my garden. Let me just tell you, this is a recipe for disaster: a couple days of rain + a couple weeks of sun - any sort of weeding = a damn jungle! I've kept it watered, but I get so anal about the tiny weeds that aren't doing anything. Because of that, I have just let the weeds grow, so that I would have something to actually pick. It's a very satisfying feeling, ripping up a handful of weeds and tossing them into the waste bucket. Not so much when you have a shoot the size of a tiny screw with one sad little leaf on it.
So I let them go...for about 3 weeks. To let them grow. Not to mention the fact that it's just been hot as hell, and I get eaten alive by mosquitoes the second I set foot in the backyard (P.S. Those OFF belt clip fan doo-hickies are a big, fat, non-mosquito-repelling lie!). A couple of days ago, I decided to suck it up and get out there. Well, was I in for a surprise! 5 hours (over the course of 2 days) and 15 buckets of weeds later, it's finally clear. Mostly. I've decided I'm not going to deal with the ones that aren't directly around my veggies. I will say this though. Conditions that are ripe for weeds to grow are also pretty dang good for the veggies to grow too! I have tomatoes, cucumbers and okra all putting out fruit! I can't even wait for the cucumbers...just the vines smell so delicious, like I need to make myself a cucumber martini, STAT!
Yummo for fresh produce :-D