I don’t want you to think my life is all beer and skittles.
This pile of weeds is 12 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and about 0.5 metres high and I pulled up every bloody one of them!!! (Maus picked them up and put them in the trailer.) We have finished weeding one rose garden. I am so lucky, my darling sister, Sandra, and her friend, Merle, weeded another bed for me whilst we were away.
I know we should have taken more preventive action before we went away, like mulching, but we ran out of time.
The weeds are lined up as the first layer for my second vegie bed. The first one, which you can see on the left, needs to be topped up but I can’t do it at the moment. Just before we left, I noticed that some of my garlic was beginning to shoot so I planted them. (I froze the once that hadn’t shot.) So now I have to wait until they are ready before I top up my first bed.
My arm got so sore pulling up weeds, we decided to start making the structure for the second bed. It should be ready for spring planting. This time, there will not be 16 tomato plants and 10 cucumber plants – I have learned my lesson!! I am thinking two of each!!!