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I got the bindweed and other weeds out, and it looks quite a bit nicer, I think. Now we can see my ‘amazing’ rockery better anyway. Below is the before picture.

The roots are, of course, still in there, poised for a come back.

My yearly bout with bindweed – I’m sure to loose.

I can remove it and it looks pretty nice for a while, but it will always come back, especially around rockeries.

They always come back.

I have, however, managed to get them under control in the vegetable gardens by intensive weeding and fall digging, but perenial areas are impossible.

I could of course sit back and enjoy the garden, everything was in such good order when I got back. But not me, my greatest enjoyment is to do.

I pimped the tomatoes and cut the grass around the edges. That was tiring enough for yesterday, and I slept very well too. Now there is more trimming to do, weeding and even harvesting. The garlic is ready to dig up, especially here in the pumpkin patch before it gets flooded over by the pumpkins.

And of course I DO take plenty of time to sit back and take a rest and enjoy!

Another crop circle weeded.

Now that most of the weeds are gone, the vegetables will grow and fill out the area.

The weeds will soon be back. Most of the weeds are nice ones but too many, like poppies, cilantro, marigolds, sunflowers, etc, others are not as well appreciated such as crabgrass, thistles, lambs quarters, chickweed and bindweed.

We have been getting about 10 mm of rain every week. Just right!

And the weeding, etc, is coming along fine.

It seems like this years weather has been near perfect. I got an early start, the last frost was much earlier than usual and it’s been warm and sunny with a good amount of rain. It’s growing very well.

There are plenty of weeds too to take care of before we head north for a little vacation.

There’s a lot left to dig (turn over) for the winter. 

And inspite of the snow, I’m still at it. 



I’ll probably be at it until Christmas or even after, if the weather stays conducive. 

However, if I have to leave one crop circle (next years pumpkin patch) undug, that’s allright too. After 10 years of working this heavy clay soil, it’s getting some very good tilth, and the rooty weeds seem to be pretty much under control – my main objectives with the digging – besides the great physical wookout. 

More getting ready. 

The Tipi looks majestic. 


The weeding is never done, but I’m always trying. 


We finaly got the roof on the new shed. It took a team of six to figure out the angles etc. 


The food tent is up. 


And still there’s lots more to do before the big garden party tomorrow. 

It looks like the weather will be great. 

It’s nice to be home again. The garden looks good. 


9 days of new growth. 



But I could complain, the weeds have been growing even more so, the rabbits and deer have been feasting too, and my hay fever is worse than ever after the period of relief up north. 

But why complain!

Before 

After 

It doesn’t take much time for the weeds to get going, and they can soon take over the garden. Here it is mostly an invasive kind of poppy that I don’t dislike, but I have to keep it under control along with the rest of the weeds. 

It looks pretty desolate after weeding. The seeds have hardly germinated, and I do do a thorough job – microweeding. Most organic or eco gardeners allow for weeds because they don’t like monoculture or bare earth, but I have to have the weed situation under control before leaving the garden for a week and a half for our annual trip go the far north. And, although I don’t care much for minimalism, I like it when it comes to weeding. 

Mulch gets piled on as I weed or as soon as possible, and I  leave a few poppies and other nice weeds like cilantro for color and food.