An interesting surprise discovery today, my own little transplanted patch of pigweed, accidentally imported from the old farm, growing strong in the shelter of three relocated and thriving rhubarbs (top right). I suppose some pigweed seed got shaken out of the root clumps of the … [Read more...] about Welcome back, my friends
Today, the pumpkins came in, wrested from a jungle of pigweed gone wild. Every year, a few of the 40 50'x50' sections that make up the 2.5 acre garden get a little overrun with one weed or another (usually, pigweed). This year's pumpkin patch was a good example, with pigweed … [Read more...] about Pumpkins and pigweed
It's been about six weeks, time to permanently remove the row cover from the last transplanting of fall brassicas! There are two sections, about 20 x 50' beds in all, with broccoli, caulflower, cabbage, collards, kale. The cover protected against flea beetles, and at this point … [Read more...] about After the row cover: weeding!
You've gotta respect pigweed. It's resourceful, extremely flexible and adaptable, prolific...it just keeps on coming! It's managed to grow in tiny dirt deposits, through rust holes in the trailer we use to get things around the field. It's also run wild in one of the potato … [Read more...] about Pigweed rehabilitated?
If you're not on top of weeds by mid-June, things are gonna get ugly. Here, I've yet to come close to not having...problem spots, like this year's onion section, where a perfect combination of heat and rain made relatively tiny pigweed JUMP in just a couple of days. At this size, … [Read more...] about “I love intense!”