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June 23, 2014

Summer Day 4

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 1:34 pm
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Theme for today? “In the Weeds”. Funny, that’s what I used to say in my waitress days – if we were bogged down with lots of customers needing many things at the same time, we used to yell out that we were “in the weeds” to see if anyone had an available hand to help out.
Today’s interpretation of in the weeds is much more literal:

I spent my morning weeding the veggie garden. I forgot to take a picture for you before I got started, as you can see, but if you can imagine the whole garden looking like the upper half of this picture, you will understand how things started out today.

I made progress slowly but surely:
Making progress
Here I’ve hoed down most of the weeds, but still need to rake them up and take them away.

Job done
I didn’t nab every single one of them today, but it is enough. I did, unfortunately, accidentally mow down two pepper plants that were not doing very well, darn it! I was careful to hand weed around each plant before hoeing the larger area to avoid just such an accident, but my fervor to get the job done must have blinded me to them.

Yes, it is a bit dry looking out there. We haven’t had significant rain for about a week I’d say. I put Miracle Grow on the plants after I weeded and will do a more thorough watering later today.
Keep Cool and Summer On!


  1. That’s funny you are ‘In the Weeds’ today. I left a note for my kids to get out into the flower beds and pull weeds. We’ll see how they did when I get home! We’re suppose to get a little rain tomorrow, hopefully it will make it your way as well.

    Comment by Mike — June 23, 2014 @ 2:03 pm | Reply

    • No rain here. There’s a chance of it forecast for Thursday. As long as it doesn’t downpour this weekend, it is fine with me – headed out camping!

      Comment by Karma — June 24, 2014 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  2. Weeding is probably my least favorite chore. Kudos to you for getting it done.

    Comment by Carol — June 23, 2014 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

    • Not a favorite of mine either Carol. I always try to get this one done in the morning when it is cool and to get it out of the way so I can enjoy the rest of the day. When the plants all get bigger than the weeds, I have a tendency to let them fend for themselves!

      Comment by Karma — June 24, 2014 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

  3. Ah yes, the weeds, they never go away as hard as we try to rid the garden of them. Do you top your soil with mulch, Karen? It helps keep the weeds down and also keeps the moisture in the soil.

    Comment by Joanne — June 24, 2014 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

    • I’ve tried many methods to try to keep the weeds down, but the weeds usually end up winning one way or another!

      Comment by Karma — June 24, 2014 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

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