Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sowing the Spring Veg

We broke ground in the vegetable garden two weekends ago. The main goal was to eradicate all the nasty weeds from the soil so the peas, lettuce and beets could take their place. We got most of the weeds dug out and the all the seeds sowed.

garden in spring

This bed is just full of a new stubborn weed that has made its way into our yard - probably via a bird dropping or an ambitious squirrel storing up naughty seeds for the Winter.

weedy garden bed

It forms a thick mat of white flowers, bolted into the ground by really strong roots. You have to dig it up with a shovel!

weed in the garden

It's not horribly ugly, but it certainly doesn't belong in my vegetable garden! I gave a half-hearted attempt at identifying this weed, but gave up pretty quickly. If you know what it is, please share. I always like to call plants by name as I'm chucking them into the compost!

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2 Comments:

At 2:12 PM , Blogger Priscilla said...

Huh. Well your pictures make them look like a tall thyme. Grab some and take it to the garden section for id.

 
At 2:04 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

If only it smelled like thyme ...

 

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