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Weeding and garden photos

Collage of garden photos.

The garden grows --- peas on the left, then cabbage sets (thanks, Mom!) on the top right, potato sprouts bottom right, and salad greens center bottom.  My garlic is so beautiful it had to get its own photos at the end of the entry (along with our broody hen.)

Weeded gardenI've spent the last couple of weeks starting to get a handle on weeding the garden.  This photo shows the quarter (fifth? tenth?) of the garden which I've gotten under control in the last week.  I figured I'd better take a picture now since it probably won't look that weedless again until winter!

Our weeding method consists of mowing the aisles then hand weeding the rest.  Not the most efficient method, I admit, but hand weeding works for me since I don't have to weed as often as I might if I was hoeing.  Mark dreams of flame weeders, but I just dream of more mulch.

Garlic and our broody hen.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Tell Mark I have a flame weeder and it's not all it's cracked up to be. But then again, it's super fun to use (especially toward dusk when you can really see the flame well) so I use it anyway. The problem with flame weeders is that the weeds just seem to come back even stronger a week later. You really have to be on top of it and burn them down three or four times/weeks in a row to actually get rid of them.

My hope is that I'm killing/cooking the seeds that lay an inc or two under the ground, but I won't really know until next year if that worked. I got mine, full propane tank included, for $40 from Home Depot. So far it's provided lots of entertainment. :-)

Comment by Everett Wed Apr 22 11:19:46 2009
I'll be sure to repeat your first sentence to him, but NOT mention that it's super fun to use. :-)
Comment by anna Wed Apr 22 13:09:52 2009

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