I'm looking to the weeds as some sort of living mulch at this point!
I may take some small bowl and a paint brush with roundup and see if i can paint away the weeds. I also need to dust the grapes for Japanese beetles. They are eating my leaves like mad. Even the prune plum is getting defoliated. I had planned to spray the apple tree last night but i took the kids on a visit to my parents and we used the pool and stayed until dark, so no spraying got done. Hopefully tonight...
I'm going to start Kefiring again. I just put in an order of kefir grains to Marilyn Kefirlady. I killed mine last fall through neglect. They were making more kefir than i could keep up with, i had a backlog and i was reluctant to store more and more only to dump it out. Also my mom has been buying kefir from the store, so i'm going to get her started on the real stuff. The store bought kefir only has about half the strains of beneficial bacteria as homemade. Plus you can chose what milk you want to use- whole or skim and there's no sugar or unnecessary flavorings added.
|Photo borrowed from: http://joannasteven.blogspot.com/2010/11/fermentation-series-4-milk-kefir.html|
UPDATE: Grapes dusted, apple tree sprayed.
I picked a load of broccoli today and two 49r summer squash. Broccoli for dinner it is!
Green beans, second sowing. The first sowing is about to flower
Sweet Chelsea tomatoes
Cucumbers and weedy grass *sigh*
Squashes before picking
Broccoli and cabbages
Japanese beetles are doing in my grape leaves, this is Marechal Foch
Elderberry flower buds.
This is what the Japanese beetles are doing to my Stanley prune plum. I have dusted both this tree and all the grapes.
Autumn Olive is doing well.
Petunias doing well- and a small bee in flight.
Purple smoke bush starting to fuzz.
Mostly full garden shot.