ga.prime wrote:Rego, the prescription for that is make salad one night out of those lettuces and the next night make a stir fry out of those cabbages, then go in with some glyphosate Or, if you're organically inclined cover it in plastic and let solar radiation do the job on the unwanted vegetation.
I coulda made the photo bigger... the square with the lettuces/cabbages/carrots/lobelia is so crowded there are no weeds.
Behind the little raised square is spinach, kale, broccoli, cauli, more cabbages &c and it has weeds between the rows - but they will be easily dislodged by hand or hoe when I have time.
Glyphosate isn't working for me. The new lawn was sprayed, fallowed, sprayed after the summer garden and before sowing down with grass. I should have sprayed with a broadleaf killer to give the grass a chance, at least a month ago... but what can I say, we're five weeks into calving and the weeds are all flowering now.
The summer garden is lawn I sprayed out with glyphosate last autumn and dumped any organic material I had on as mulch to suppress weeds over winter - not a chance, it's full of weeds but the surface is crumbly and the weeds will be easily dislodged when I'm ready to plant. Doing it now would be a headstart but time is at a premium during calving season - and yes, glyphosate would be a quick fix... maybe ...temporarily.
There's sweetpeas back there against the hedge but I think the birds have scratched most of them out - shame, there would have been at least 120 seedlings planted along that hedge. The birds are the reason I can't cover crop over winter, they eat all the seeds. With help from slugs and snails.