I try to keep a daily bit of time for pulling weeds from the flower gardens. When Mike mows the lawn, I try to keep up with the sweeping. Monday is my designated day of putting on the the grubby garden clothes and doing a thorough weeding. Sometimes. I let that go. Here is the result:
Do you think it is time to do some edging?? The dry weather and the opportunistic nature of crab grass are pretty evident here.
Even with the edging, things don’t look that great here. It has been a dry and hot summer, 2012. (Linda Reeder, I am so embarrassed.)
The harvest has started, though. This year I planted tomatoes and peppers only. Late season blight has been noted in the area, but I have not been affected yet. Yet!
I had a satisfying supper of roasted tomato and peppers on polenta tonight.
I have a lot of mint in my herb garden this year. I will try a combination of mint and rosemary as an all-purpose cleaner made with either vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Rosemary does have a disinfectant property, and it goes well with mint.
This is a recipe for laundry detergent that I found on Pinterest:
- 4lb.12oz. box of Borax
- 3lb. 7oz. box of washing soda
- 3lb. container of oxy cleaner
- 2 bars of Zote soap, grated
- 2lb. box of baking soda