Saturday, February 25, 2012

Garden, Whatcha Been Doing All Winter?

Collecting weeds, that's what it's been doing! Despite having gone out here on a half dozen occasions and pulling up unwanted greenery, weeds keep sprouting in my rock.

The good news: They're growing on top of the landscape fabric I laid down below my Sonoma Gold Fines, so they pull up easily. The bad news is these aren't your nice big dandelions. They're all microscopic little trailing things, like this clover looking stuff.

And this mossy looking stuff.

A side of me debates how much of it I want to leave and let grow. The moss, most likely, because I don't really mind it. I'm not out for a garden so pristine it comes off obsessive. A natural look is okay with me. But for the bulk of this, I'm going to have to get out my stool on wheels and spend some quality time out here cleaning up from the winter.

In the meantime, I have managed to plant some peas, which are just now poking through the soil. I've also got this spring crop of broccoli and cabbage I just stuck in the ground last weekend.

The shallots I planted in the wine barrels seem to like their home. They'll stay there until June when it's time to pull them up.

And I've got a new crop of bok choi that will be ready to eat before I know it.

So, summer is just around the corner. Next weekend, I'll be starting my tomato and pepper seeds. At some point, I'll get to these weeds and it will all return to the glory of last August. For now, I'm going to spend the weekend indoors, doing some scrapbooking and hoping the weed fairies come clean this up for me. Won't happen, but I can fantasize for a while, can't I?