If you are always waiting for a sunny day so you can get out and work in your garden, then you probably aren’t going to have much of a garden.
The best days to work in a garden are cloudy days, after a good soaking rain, when it is cool out and looks like it could start raining again any minute.
Today was one of those “best days” to work in the garden and I made good headway on weeding.
Just in time, as you can see from this picture. There were plenty of dandelions like this one that had already set seed. Nice of me to wait to pull them until they had set seed, wasn’t it?
I like to make it a fair fight between me and the weeds. If I don’t give them a chance to set seed or grow really deep roots, it is hardly fair, is it?
On my side, I have lots of hoes and hand weeders and knowledge and some power.
What do the weeds have, other than a sense of survival?
And they seem to be surviving quite nicely in my garden.
I didn’t sit around and wait to see if it would rain today. No siree! I went out and pulled weeds, filling a bushel basket oodles of times as I made my way around the garden. I embraced weeding.
Of course, I left the weediest section of the garden for later. I always do, so it is getting worse by the day. I’m embarrassed to even show a picture…
Hey, are you one of those gardeners who likes to know the names of all the weeds in your garden?
If you are, can you tell me the name of this weed?
I pulled quite a bit of it today, and since I have so much of it, I thought it would be nice if we were on a first name basis.
But today didn’t just belong to the weeds!
I also pulled some radishes from the garden.
They looked better once I cleaned them up, but after they were all cleaned up, they weren’t around long enough for me to take a picture.
Yum, they were good!