It’s a jungle out there

The only way we can maintain our garden is making daily excursions through weeding, pruning and watering. Most often we can get by with an hour or two of a casual assault on the weedy interlopers. A week away from daily maintenance coupled with a heavy rain on Wednesday night and high temperatures makes for ideal growth conditions. Weeds have turned our garden into a jungle! On top of the weeds I discover an infestation of Japanese beetles has graced us with its presence. If only I could convince the beetles to attach the weeds.

I spent nearly 10 hours yesterday trying to get a handle on the fruit of our neglect. The high heat and humidity don’t really make it a lot of fun cleaning things up. I had to look no further than the window seat in our kitchen to realize why I was sweating my arse off. A pair of beer flats full of ripe juicy tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash piled high and a colander full of blackberries next to the sink.

The heat will be on high this week…so out to the garden I go. Early in, early out.



  1. Ed said,

    July 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    You got rain? We haven't seen any up here for the better part of three weeks. The only thing green are the trees and anything watered. I did an all garlic garden this year and since that it out, there is nothing in it but parched earth. The dust bowl can't be too far off.

  2. Woody said,

    July 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Ed…3.5 inches in about two hours. Not a very effective rain with our rocky ground and everything being on a hill. Very effective at washing out our road though.

  3. Robin said,

    July 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    It's a jungle in our garden too. I need to be out weeding but I am goofing off inside. 🙂

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