Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Didn't Quite Make It
I tried. I really did. I got started early and I made good progress all morning long. My Son came out and was repainting my Dad's little utility trailer so I stopped to get him all set up and working then right after lunch he ran out of paint. I called my Dad to see if he remembered what shade he had gotten mixed or if he wanted me to try and get one mixed myself and he claimed he wanted to come out and take a look and see what he wanted to do.
To make a long story short Dad declared the paint job more than satisfactory and then hung out for about an hour looking at all my various projects and such. By this time the Sun was really beating down and the temps had climbed into the 90's and when he finally left I just never could get back into weeding. I was spending more time sucking down fluids in the shade and moving at about the speed of a 1940's era movie monster. You know like about 100 foot an hour kinda speed. Yet somehow they always caught the girl didn't they?
Finally I got myself going again and was on the last row of Tomatoes almost at the end and ready to start on the last trellis section when I ran into a Morning Glory/Bindweed infestation. While it is too late to do more than just pull this menace to gardening now this year since the Tomatoes are now well established, weeding Morning Glory is very time consuming compared to other weeds. Several of the long vines had worked their way up into the Tomatoes and required extra care to clean out as well. This section of the garden is going to require daily weeding now for the rest of the season even after I get it mulched over.
Man I really hate that stuff.
I am going to have to look for a second garden site soon and more than likely try and buy myself a pig or two to let loose in my current garden site to eliminate this Morning Glory infestation. Otherwise it will just continue to spread until the entire area is basically useless.I been fighting it for the last few years and it has been slowly expanding to where now it is taking up about 20% of the total garden area. However I do know keeping pigs on an area for a year or so will kill that stuff off eventually so I am thinking a second garden area and then a rotation of sorts might just dot he trick.
So getting the garden weeding and mulching completed was within my grasp today but I failed. I only got about 75% of my goal done. Hopefully I can finish up what I need to tomorrow and then get the honey frames spun out when it gets good and hot out. Either way I am still not caught up yet but much closer than I was yesterday.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!