Yesterday I spent time laboring hard in the garden. Weeds were growing and I needed to get in there before they completely got out of hand. Which then reminded me of how hard it is to tell weed sprouts sometimes from actual veggie sprouts. It’s not so bad with the tomatoes and peppers, but it gets complicated with the radishes and such.
This year’s disappointments: beans, squash, and beets. I have a cucumber growing okay, but my squash isn’t at all. I thought maybe I saw a single sprout that looked different from the rest of the weeds so I left it in place for the time being but I’m pretty positive it’s just a weed. Same goes for the beets – one small sprout to keep my eye on. The beans…. They’re not there at all. I accidentally disturbed one that had barely started to grow, so I covered it back up in the soil in hopes it will still grow but I’m not very hopeful.
Weeding was rough – the soil too dry to easily break up. It’s my own fault- last year we had more rain than we needed, this year I need to water more often and I forget half the time.
The tomatoes and peppers are taking off wonderfully right now – blooms can already be found on them all. Trellises need built still, which we keep putting off for the “right day” that never comes. I think this coming holiday weekend needs to be a “work” weekend to get them built – if I put it off too much longer it’s going to be too late.
I don’t know what to do with the empty spaces of the garden that are missing their intended crops. And I abhor weeding empty spaces. But I’m afraid it might be too late to buy more veggies at the store to fill the spaces with.