Thursday, August 09, 2018

Happens every year

There is a certain point every year when I lose control of the vegetable garden. Sometimes it happens because of rain. Rainy weather prevents me from dealing with weeds, and the rain makes them grow even faster. This year, I think, it was the heat sucking the motivation out of me. And the weeds grew. And now I've lost control.

My well-ordered garden always becomes a messy patch of weeds toward the end of the season.

I was able, over two days last week, to get out there and prune the tomatoes by removing the big lower leaves and, in the process, pull some of the weeds that grow up around the plants. It's important to keep air flowing around the tomatoes to reduce humidity and the possibility of mildiou (tomato blight). I don't think anything can kill the zucchini.


  1. This made me smile. I've been following you long enough to recognized this familiar story!

  2. It still looks pretty good to me, as look as the plants bear their fruit you're doing OK.

  3. Ha! I was thinking just what both Mitchell and Evelyn said :)

  4. mitch, any wagers for when it will happen next year?

    evelyn, that's what I keep telling myself.

    judy, lol!


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