Wednesday, June 11, 2008
weeds and parsnips
The photo above is my parsnip bed. Parsnips were my new plant challenge this year. I've never grown these before. Not even sure what the seedlings look like. I've seeded them twice now in this bed. I'm afraid to pull the weeds because I'm not sure if its a parsnip. Can anyone spot a parsnip seedling here? I think the seeds probably did not sprout.
Its just amazing how fast weeds grow in my sunny garden! They grow several inches just overnight. And some of them are very nice looking weeds. My weeds include beautiful tall sunchokes, parsley and cilantro, potatoes, blue flowered ground ivy, horse nettle is just sprouting now, the usual ugly prostrate spurge and common lambsquarter, several types of chickweed, field pennycress, lots of wild garlic, etc etc. (I just got a nice book of New England weeds.)
My garden chores today:
3. More weeding....
I have some interesting weeds that I have left growing just to see what they are and if they will flower. A little scary. I hope these don't overgrown my garden.
Along with watering and weeding, I do also need to remember to fertilize soon. Tomorrow would be good. I have some 5-10-5 I'll scatter and cultivate into the soil. The plants are definitely using the soil nutrients rapidly right now.
wildflowers, weeds, invasives and natives