|Part of my garlic harvest|
And what a fine day it was for digging the garlic and otherwise tending the vegetable garden. Clear blue skies, moderate temperatures... a day made for gardening.
I spent most of this fine day weeding in the vegetable garden, channeling Charles Dudley Warner as I pulled up that awful "pusley". It grows in all the raised beds and is probably at least 90 percent of the weeds in the veg garden.
After a full day of weeding, it's gone now. Or at least 90 percent of it is. I'm sure there will be more purslane tomorrow and the next day. I'll pull it all summer. And no, I will not eat it. And yes, I know how healthy it is. But, I'm barely on speaking terms with it, it's so aggressive.
Anyway, once I had all the beds cleaned up and was rid of most of the "pusley", I sowed a second crop of green beans and a first crop of cilantro. Then I worked some organic fertilizer in around all the crops and watered the whole garden with the sprinkler.
It looks good and will look better tomorrow when I whack down the weeds in the paths, again, and add a fresh layer of mulch.
Of course it looks good and will look better tomorrow because yesterday, a garden writing friend saw it for the first time, in all its weedy glorious-ness. She was kind not to notice the weeds even though there was a lot not to notice. But most gardeners understand weeds happen and it is nearly impossible to time visitors for when the weeds are all gone, which is usually "tomorrow".
It's going to look so good tomorrow, though, that I might even take some pictures to share with the world right here on this blog.