Friday, June 26, 2015

Fenton Friday: Weedy Warning

So this week I got the dreaded the inspection warning that I needed to weed my plot. No big surprise. Almost half of the other plots received the same warning. I knew it was coming -- two weeks ago, my plot was weed-free and inspection-ready. But, for the same reasons the inspection were delayed, so has my weeding been put off since then -- those reasons are two weeks of brutal heat interrupted by several monsoon-like rainstorms -- the result of which is hip-high garden growth and monster weeds. I'll try to hack it back into submission over the weekend, but more rains are forecast, so we shall see...

On the good news front, I was surprised to be able to harvest both carrots and the first few of my 'Sun Gold' tomatoes today. Both were sweet and delicious. Neither of these early harvest made it back to my kitchen.

Also, the interns planted 'Blue Lake' green beans on the back edge of my plot. My hope is that they will be able to harvest at least a few of these in 45-60 days at the end of their summer intern period. If this weather pattern of hot days and big rains keeps up, I think we may well have beans to show in record time.

How is your edible garden growing this week?

About Fenton Friday:
Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 4th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.)

2 comments:

Cindy at enclos*ure said...

At first I thought "interns" was code for your children, and I thought, "why didn't I ever think of calling them that."

Wishing you some easier weather. . .

WashingtonGardener said...

LOL - yes, children could certainly be "interns" -- I have also heard them referred to as "the help" ;-)