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Lessons in Weeding

Category: Liberty's "Victory" Garden | Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:49 pm

This isn't a lesson in how to weed. It's lessons I've learned in a very short time (three weeks) of working in a garden. I would assume that many of these lessons will have you seasoned gardeners nodding your heads and saying, "Yep, know that one."

First off, the last real day I was able to spend in my garden was Sunday. Working Mon-Wed has given me only a little time here and there. I'm off for the next four days and the first thing I did when I woke up this morning was run out to see how the "kids" were doing. I spent the next hour weeding. While I was weeding my mind started making a list. Five quick thoughts came to mind.

Here they are:

1) I think weeds would survive a global nuclear event, with a volcano and a blizzard thrown in.

2) Don't turn your back. Weeds watch for that and that's when they pop up.

3) Fingernail polish is a girl's best friend -- it hides the dirt.

4) I now understand why my husband said, "After we plant, you're on your own."

5) Dang it, that wasn't a weed!

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toni wrote on Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:52 pm:

You catch on quick for a beginner :)

My husband will build anything I want/need for the garden and be my pack mule, but after that I'm on my own out there.
#5...I just said that this morning. Cleaning out the strawberry pots I pulled up something that I sort of remember planting in one of the pots last year, so it is repotted to see if it survives my heavy hand.


OrangeKing wrote on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:16 am:

As we all know, it's a good idea to hoe between rows of vegetables to keep the weeds down. I used to put the garden line down between the markers to guide me - until I accidentally put the line between the wrong markers and hoed right through the middle of a row of carrots!
These days I sprinkle a (very) few radish seeds along each row shen I sow the vegetables. The radish germinate very quickly, marking the row very nicely, and are harvested long before they have any affect on the vegetables.

flowerdotti wrote on Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:20 pm:

@OrangeKing"Good Idea"

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