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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blossoms & Weeds--What's in Your Garden?

Today I've been mowing for an hour or so, then pulling weeds in my garden, planting tomato and green pepper plants, watering newly sprouted beans, peas, turnips, and more. Lots to do this time of year, but my least favorite is pulling weeds.

Why is it that no matter how much I hoe, till, and pull, the weed crop manages to outgrow the food crop? I'm even hitting them with Roundup, hoping to rid myself of them once and for all, but inevitably I miss a few.

It's a little like life. There are things I'd love to get rid of forever. My over indulgence in eating sugar, my poor exercise habits, attitudes that I'm not proud of at times--but like weeds, they seem to keep coming back.

I have two choices--keep pulling and poisoning and tilling the ground of my life, keeping them at bay, or ignore them hoping they'll not take root this time around. Doing that will lead to discovering they're full blown and taking over before I know it. Yes, it takes work to keep the weeds out of your garden or out of you life, but the crop you'll get when you do is worth it!


Cheryl Linn Martin said...

Fun times!

I have to do container garden on my deck because the deer will eat everything!

I grow tomatoes, sugar snap peas, green beans, raspberries and blueberries!

Aloha, Miralee! --Cheryl

Miralee Ferrell said...

We have the same problem with deer, Cheryl. We had to install a 6' fence around our yard and garden. A big job, but it's saved our fruit bushes, roses, garden and all my other plants.

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