Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weeds vs. Man, Round 2

I think we kicked butt and took names this time.

The garlic, now harvested, is a beautiful thing to behold.  Large, pungent bulbs will provide us with plenty for cooking as well as some excellent cloves for planting this fall.

Apparently tree onions don't need help replanting themselves, so I don't need to do ANYTHING with them, except make sure we don't disturb their self-planting efforts.

A few potatoes were unearthed by our thorough weeding.

The deer, or some other nibbling creature, has been sampling our onion greens.

We have eradicated a majority of the weeds, although, no doubt, there are others lurking under still-green potato plants.  The potatoes show little signs of flagging, so this year's potato harvest will be later than that of 2010.  All involved are hoping that such delay makes for a bigger harvest.

Then there's this thing called poison ivy.  I think it is now growing in our drive to Six Penny Pond.  Since Dan and I both have SERIOUS issues with poison ivy (um, think multiple rounds of steroids and still itching like crazy), this is NOT a positive development.  I don't think there's even a way to go to war against poison ivy, and I've read that even the mere mention of war against it causes its growth rate to quadruple.  Oh, we're in trouble.

Until next time, remember, this is not paradise.  It's Purgatory Ranch (hence the poison ivy).

1 comment:

  1. Boiling water kills poison ivy and it is organic. It will grow back unless you pull it out (after a rain is best) by the roots but applying boiling water each time you see it sprout definitely inhibits it.