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garden update

June 16, 2012

things are looking good.  i’ll soon harvest lettuce and radishes.  and my aren’t those pumpkins looking big?! :)

so many seeds and so many plants reminds of my little LSI family.  how are you all doing?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    June 17, 2012 9:21 pm

    Looking good! So far we have one banana pepper and one jalapeno to harvest. We are controlling our weeds with this organic paper that reminds me of that dark brown kraft paper and then applying organic mulch on top of it. The paper will eventually degrade and can be tilled into the soil next spring. I don’t see any pesky weeds sprouting in your pictures. How are you keeping them at bay? Does the straw work well? My neighbor swears by using his grass clippings? Do you think that is a good idea? Would love to hear any thoughts on weeds…

    • lolocreatives permalink*
      June 18, 2012 9:57 am

      We harvested one banana pepper also! We’re growing banana peppers because dan likes them. i showed the pepper to adelaide and she just ate it without any hesitation. i thought we would save it for him. but no. it was gone.
      i used that brown paper for weed control. i used it in flower beds and in some of the garden beds. but i don’t think it’s working well because it does biodegrade and is in places where the beds can’t be tilled. so, the weeds come back fiercely.
      what do we do for weeds? i am a diligent weeder. i spend 10 minutes at least every day. grass clippings and other mulches can be a good idea. grass would add nitrogen, which could be good as long as the yard hasn’t been treated with anything. I am trying the straw. it worked well in the front bed where the strawberries are. this is because it was seed free. but the other bales i got were not and those i used in the garden beds. now i have hay growing… it’s a good cover crop and will add nitrogen. but, it looks like green grass is growing in my beds. i pull it back every now and then and let the leaves remain in the beds to add nitrogen. since i’m planting a cover crop at the end of the season any way, it doesn’t seem so big of a deal. but i keep it in check so that it doesn’t take away resources from the rest of the garden.
      any one else have good weeding tips?

      • Laura permalink
        June 22, 2012 4:50 pm

        thanks for the info… While there is certainly something meditative and peaceful about tending to your garden, I am glad I put that paper down. And I will probably throw some grass clippings on too because the weeds are a-sprouting and I can’t keep up!!!!

  2. Dad permalink
    June 18, 2012 11:50 am

    Roundup : )

  3. Laura permalink
    June 22, 2012 4:43 pm


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