Lot's of work today

One of my garden plots - Looks nice once it has been weeded.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
August 6, 2008 2:08pm CST
Well today was really warm. Not hot and humid like lately. So I worked in my garden beds. A lot of work actually. Mostly weeding. I spent a couple hopurs weeding this bed as well as my two cucumebr beds, my zuchinni beds got weeded as did the area around my corn. Took forever but they all look nice now. Plus I've lot's of weeds to add to my compost bin which I have used half the compost already. Need some leaves etc now as well. Did you weed much in your gardens this year? Are you finding that the weeds are really rampant this year as opposed to usually? I sure have found that to be the case. HAPPY GARDENING FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@markrobb (76)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I have to admit, I love to hear about other peoples gardens. Including the dirty task of weeding.I used to have a real problem with weeds, but I have been moving in a direction to eliminate a problem each year. Three years ago. It was bugs and weeds and irrigation. at the time I was reading a lot about Square foot gardening and growing my vegetables in containers. this year I have a large part of my garden in 5 gallon buckets. There seems to be two distinct benefits to gardening in buckets. The weeding is a lot easier, and reduced and I seem to get a lot less bugs. The irrigation is a little more difficult, but now that I've gone to a drip irrigation system ,things seem to be going a little smoother. of course you're limited to what you can grow in buckets but I seem to be locating more more varieties, which seem to do well in buckets. I am curious to know a little bit more about your composting system. I currently use 2 55 gallon drums configured in a compost tumbler setup. Picture giant a sand timer that rotates on the center axis end to end.I look forward to hearing more about your garden.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Compost Bin - hard work but worth it.
I could not do my gardening in 5 gallon buckets. I have way too many things planted. Things like the sweet corn and green beans and cukes would not do well in buckets. I have so much planted that if I used buckets I would need a few hundred. My compost bin is the old fashioned turn it yourself type of container. I add stuff and have to turn it myself weekly at least. it is hard work but the exercise is good for me. Here's a photo of my composting container. Most my discussions are about my gardening hobby be it plants, flowers, fruits, and or veggies. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
7 Aug 08
you're exactly right, certain crops are just not going to grow in buckets. I still have about a 10 x 20 plot in the ground to grow those vegetables. And yes, you do need a lot of buckets. I am currently gardening using 34 buckets, but that should be closer to 60 next year. when I get a chance I'll take some pictures so that you can see what the west side of my house looks like with shelving that looks like stadium grandstand seating with buckets on every shelf.(the wood for the shelving is actually from an old grandstand at a football field)thanks for the picture of your composting system. my next project is a system to catch all the rainwater from our roof with food-grade olive barrels.
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
6 Aug 08
My weeds are horribe!! Anytime you want to make a trip to Missouri, you can come pull mine.. LOL..I don't mind.. It's been way too hot here to get out there. I will do it, but not in this heat and humidity. I do well to get out there and water it. It still is producing for me really well so I can't complain too much I guess.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Nahh! I don't think so. I've enough of my own that still need removing. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Doesn't hurt to ask! LOL..Have a great day :)
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
7 Aug 08
That is very awesome that you have a garden. When I have my own house I want to plant a garden and cater to its needs as well. It is amazing to watch something grow! As for your compost trust me when it turns fall you will be filling it up with so many leaves you would be wondering what you were waiting for
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I have a few areas that have a garden planted. I have a large backyard. Not any acreage but large for a city yard. I need more compost for next springs plantings etc so I am urging the trees to lose their leaves. Hahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
7 Aug 08
The weeds in my garden grow faster than my grass.I usually try to go out in the evening to do my weeding cause it's to hot in the daytime.I do not like weeding at all kinda are soo many little bugs and mosquitoes flying on me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I water the gardens daily so the weeds flourish from this. I have weeded less this year than I did last year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Its been such a hot and humid summer, plenty of sun and rain. The garden and the weeds are growing like crazy. Its been too hot to spend much time doing work outside. I let my son do most of that work, he planted the garden. I like pickin and cooking then eatin the harvest. He just havested some purple beans, they turn green when you cook them. we have also had purple sweet peppers, they look and taste like a bell pepper. They also turn green when you cook them. I have gone out a few times and puled some weeds, this year the weeds have been growing like weeds. The misquitoes are bad this year too.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Yeah it's been like that here. I haven't weeded as much as usual due to the humidity either. But today was beautiful so I sat outside a couple hours. Relaxed me soo much as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Aug 08
HI Grandpa B, The mosquitoes are having a party outside when i was weeding...I need to since the grasses were overlapping the melon already and I can't see them now! LOL! I was working half way and decided to quit since I was bitten a lot by mosquitoes..I will be finishing it tomorrow!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I got eaten alive as well. Comes with the hobby though. No biggie for me. I'll be out there again donating blood. Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Our weeds are about the same around here I guess. Sounds like you have been very busy today. I have a few questions if you don't mind. 1. Do you weed when it is shady or in a sunny area? 2. Do you get down on your hands and knees to weed, or just sit down, just on knees or do you and a tool so you can stand up and do it? Sorry for the questions but I am just curious. I used to be able to weed but now it hurts my knees too bad and my shoulder and back can't take it. Also there is this thing that I am so scared of that I find in the flower beds and that is lizards. Not for me.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Aug 08
1) whenever I feel like doing it actually 2) all of those positions as well HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@snowy22315 (47156)
• United States
6 Aug 08
You sound very ambitious. I think the weeds have pretty much taken over my garden. It's like near the end of the growning season I guess though, although when I lived a townhouse the garden was protected by a wall and I was getting tomatoes almost until the first week of December. It's just been pretty dry here and there are no new blossoms. I'm going to plant some fall crops in a couple of weeks and that's going to be it I think.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Not really ambitious as opssoed to more or less bored sitting in the house. If I was that ambitious I'd be weeding more often than once or twice a month. Hahahaha! Good luck with the fall crop planting as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
7 Aug 08
Same here, Bob! I have been doing nothing but pulling up weeds. This is coz of the monsoons. We don't get so many weeds during other times of the year. And now there are heaps of weeds all over the place. They really add to the value of the soil once they have been broken down. Cheers and happy mylotting
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 Aug 08
Today was a beautiful day here, but opposite,it wasn't that warm today...thank goodness. I had a late start and I wasn't going to do my original plans as I did go out today to do some errands but then when I came home decided, heck..and went for it..You did gardening weeding and I did a "weeding" of a different sort. I had just recently gotten my new captain's bed with bookcase headboard...I managed to get it all assembled by myself and was finished on Wednesday and assembled it in the living room. I really wasn't looking forward to my next glorious task....my "weeding"--getting rid of the old to make way for the new...meaning I had quite the job ahead of me. First,lugging out the old mattress and boxspring and haul it all the way into the entrance hallway of my apt. Then dismantling the old bed and hauled out the pieces and left them in the living room..THEN, cleaning up the floor really well (had a lot of old dust bunnies under where the old bed was)...must have cleaned that floor about ten times to make sure it was sparkling clean. Then push the bookcase headboard in first, and then the new bed (with new mattress/boxspring) into the bedroom...So you see I sort of did my own type of weeding...just not the green plant type....LOL Now I would just LOVE to set a bonfire to the old mattress/boxspring and bed....want to drop by? I know you love fires....hehee
@markrobb (76)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Here is a tool I use that revolutionized my weeding...It's called a stirrup hoe. Since I'm new I'm not sure how to include a picture but I believe you'll find it in my profile.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Yes. I have went through a ton of round up and I still need more of it. I go out and spray round up down every time that I cut my grass and weedeat, but the next time there is more and it needs it again.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Aug 08
hiGrandpa Bob wow you really have been very busy. As for my garden of weeds it needs mowing now,' lol all sorts of crappy grass and ivy and its' smothering out the few Moses in a boat that were' there when we moved in. they are a sort of ground' cover with rounded leaves and blue boat shaped blooms with yellow stamens, and the blue folded overpartof the bloom makes it look really pretty. Hatleyh 1001 california weeds.