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We are getting the garden ready – a thorough weeding, hand tilling, covering from pests, and mulching – in order to be able to leave it on it’s own, while we take our yearly vacation to northern Sweden. 

I call it micro weeding because we get down on our hands and knees and pick even the tiniest weeds along wth the the big ones. 

The fourth crop circle is done now (with space for later vegies). 

Spring planting and sowing is completed, and now it’s time for transition into summer – a few days of solstice partying – then summer jobs such as weeding, mulching and watering. And building, like continuing with the everlasting stonework on the gothic greenhouse.  

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.