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It’s been warm early, then cold nights, then hot and dry and now cool and rainy. Everything is growing like crazy. Especially the weeds which are difficult to weed in the rain and muck. We did get most of everything weeded once but not everywhere and the weeds are making a great comeback.

I can’t complain tho, with lots of good stuff to harvest, eat and sell at the market.

Today we started to harvest the garlic.

What to do? You can eat them, make dandelion wine – but there are too many. I guess I’ll just have to enjoy them.

The cool weather is keepng up. We had some snow a few days ago, and some of the early potatoes have surfaced and gotten damaged in the night frost. They will make a come back I’m sure.

It seems like the cool weather is unusual, but it is actually quite normal.

And spring moves on.

The weeds are growing, so weeding needs to be done

The grass and dandelions are growing too. The neighbor boy does a good job.

The early lettuce is ready to plant out.

With not much else to do, the garden is getting a lot of attention this year.

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.