I got up real early, one day last week, to weed the garden. I wanted to get out there before the sun came up and before the kids demanded to be fed. I didn’t want them to panic and think their mother had left them forever without feeding them first so, I posted a note on the T.V. and on the refrigerator. 😀
At first I was not wanting to weed. I knew it would take me all day to weed the entire garden. Yep, I let it go weedy. I just couldn’t keep up with it. So, I went looking for the hoe, rake, whatever I could find to help me. While looking around I found the TROUPER. Yep, I thought, it’s going to be a trouper and get those weeds out. Much better than a hoe, says I. Here is the TROUPER.
The TROUPER is used for scraping/clearing a grassy area. It takes away the grass and leaves the dirt. I’m thinking what a great tool to use for the rows between the plants! I was right and it worked like a trouper. I got a lot of the weeds out, but not near enough. I have to get back out there again tomorrow morning and work for another couple of hours. The husband is going to buy pine to put between the rows for weed control. Other than that I need to get the slave girls out there to help.
Anyhoo, here is the garden. You can see there are lots more weeds to remove, especially in the front area, where there are no plants.
We have harvested six Tommie Toes, three grape tomatoes, two hot peppers, and three squashes so far. 🙂 We think something is eating our zucchini. Maybe it is one of these!
Now for the last picture. This proves that I did work in the garden.