Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:50 PM
Even though we're so dry and need rain so badly those weeds just keep on coming and growing so big.
To heck with the flowers, I'm going to enjoy a few days off my knees and do some pampering of my hands and nails.
Off to the shower I go, a happy woman!
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:29 AM
..............................well this time anyway!
Like the others I too like to get out there and weed (making sure I get the root too so they are harder to grow back), Like to get out there early in the morning to do it with the birds singing and a cool breeze blowing and the smell of the flowers all around. Sometimes I forget how long I was out there and before long I go to stand and OUCH!
I better go in and sit a spell.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:49 AM
Weeds are everywhere. How come they grow better than what we want to grow?
Wasn't that part of the curse after the Garden of Eden?
I'm also one that loves to weed. More so, the detail weeding of freeing tiny baby plants from the onslaught of unwelcome neighbors crowding in. I recently spent time in the onion bed. We're back in our own garden this year and the battle with the root-spreading grass and wild rose has been a constant problem here. So....trying to discern which is tiny onion and which is grass....harder than most. But my fingers usually can tell quite well. [Onion is thick, succulant plant and grass is just a 'leaf' type] But I spent almost two hours and didn't know the time had passed.
.....until I tried to stand up. Oye! I know what you mean, Wink!
MtRider [....gardening used to be a LOT more fun when it didn't hurt so much.... ]
Edited by Mt_Rider, 15 June 2012 - 10:52 AM.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:32 AM
Edited by dogmom4, 16 June 2012 - 10:34 AM.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 09:53 PM
It's crazy how relaxing pulling weeds is. Sometimes when I need some space I'll go down there just to pull a few weeds.
I've been running stringers off a high wire for the pole beans to climb up. We put in fencing for the cuke to vine up so that's finally done. I have more weeding to do but the cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower plants are just about done. My potatoes are blooming so hopefully in a few weeks we'll be raking in the taters, on and on and on.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:09 AM
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:08 PM
I was thinking yesterday that I might have a better garden if I had kept the weeds. Might have shaded my plants, and kept them from drying out, despite the watering we've been giving them.. And, maybe then the little wabbit, that's been eating my garden would have had something else to nibble on.
I hate weeding! Decided this year that 20-40 minutes a day was better than an all day weeding spree. I've been so pround of how well weeded my garden has been this year, but................
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:05 PM
Again I went out to weed vegetable garden for a bit today at 6:30 am and before I know it Lori is ringing the bell to see where I am?
It was 8:45 and she wanted to know how long I was out there - OOPS!
So I TRIED to stand up and walk back inside without falling over. Do carry the cordless phone with me whenever out there so I can call -just in case. AND always have water in the tote as well.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:26 PM
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