Usually when you have guests over to your house, you pick up at least a little. All those little things you left all on the kitchen counter that have been there for the last week, you finally notice and they get put away. Well when your guest is a garden blogger, you start noticing things in your yard that need doing. My perennial border and my fruit garden are in great need of a good weeding.
My vegetable garden never gets this bad. I'm in it everyday. When I see a weed I just pluck it out. I will clean up little patches of weeds there without even thinking. It just happens. Not in my other gardens. I have to actually block out some time to clean them up. However I only do it about once a month. The other times I just overlook the little green patches sprouting up.
This morning seemed like a good time to fix my problem. I tackled the front perennial border. It was really bad so took some time. I'm not a fan of hoes. I like to pull my weeds. Hoeing is fine if you do it all the time, but if you only weed once a month, those roots need to come out of the soil. Plus I like to be in the dirt. A hoe would put me at arms length and I wouldn't enjoy it.
Yes you heard me right. I enjoy weeding. I find it very relaxing when the weather is nice. I have two ways of weeding. I can plug in my iPod and listen to stories which takes me into another world. I usually use this method if the weather is hot since I won't notice it as much. Or I just commune with my plants as I pull the weeds. I lose myself in another world this way too, but it is the world of my plants.
Tomorrow - the fruit garden weeds.