Last week I talked about how to control weeds.
This week I wanted to mention another way that I try to control weeds and that is with the way that I water. I call this method focused watering.
If you look at the picture below you can see what I am talking about.
Do you see how I only watered the plants and not the entire garden? This type of watering helps control the growth of weeds because you aren’t watering bare areas where the weeds would love to grow. 🙂
I often use a watering can or bucket of water for this method, but a hose with a wand on the end would work as well.
The best way to water is to gently soak the ground around the plants and not to water too frequently so that the weeds can grow deep.
My Garden This Week (6-13-13)
When I talked about methods of weed control last week I said that wishing didn’t work. Well, apparently I was wrong.
You see, my parents tilled both of my garden spots on Tuesday afternoon while we were still on our vacation. Talk about a wish come true!
Well, I didn’t really wish for the garden to be tilled, but I was beyond thrilled that they had done so. (Thanks, Mom & Dad!)
I did have to do some replanting this morning. All but one of my cabbage plants and two of my broccoli plants had died so I planted some new plants that will hopefully make it this time.
I also added a few tomato plants. The flooding of the spring didn’t allow for proper root growth for some of my plants so I feel sure that is why they didn’t make it.
Our blackberry bushes are loaded and I am looking forward to having fresh berries in a month or so.
Our back garden spot is also looking great.
The potato towers are growing like crazy. I forgot to purchase some topsoil so I haven’t added more soil and straw yet. I plan to do that in the next couple of days.
When we got home from our vacation yesterday our lettuces and greens were wilting. Thankfully, with some water they perked right back up.
All of our hills of cucumbers, squash, zucchini, and pumpkins are starting to take off. It won’t be long before they are vining all over the place.
Our grapes are really plentiful this year. When we pruned back the vine in early spring I thought we may have killed it. However, it appears that is just what the grapes needed.
How is your garden growing this week?