Now that all is sown and planted in the garden it’s time for maintanance – watering, weeding and mulching and starting to harvest the early stuff like spinach and radishes.

Weeding cockleburs.

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This corner of the garden was dug up for a sewage system update. There is more work to do on it, so it remains an open sore and thus has a major weed problem. There are thistles, crabgrass and lots of other difficult weeds including cocklebur, also known as burdock.

The tender part of the root is edible, and in Japan it is grown as a delicacy known as gobo. But there are a few too many in a place that is hard digging, so they are chopped off and sent to the place for dangerous weeds before they go to seed.

I will be glad when it’s done and landscaped, so that I can maintain it with the lawn mower.

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