It has rained almost every day the last couple of weeks. While this is great for filling the ponds, creeks, rivers, and aquifer it has made gardening difficult. It is too muddy to go out to plan and do other tasks needed including weeding. With the water-soaked soil I need to be very careful when pulling the weeds so I avoid pulling out very young plants at the same time.  The old clothes hamper in the 4th picture below is how I gather the weeds as I put them out of the garden beds. Although, my garden is very weedy it was nice to see all the young vegetables today.

So you might wonder what I do with all of those nitrogen weeds large and small. If they have not gone to seed before I get to them I put them into my compost. I most do cold compost but I do have one hot bin. If you have weeds with seeds you can put them into water to make some weed tea. Why waste that nitrogen and other elements weeds have taken from your soil.

 

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Potatoes

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Beets

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Sweet Potatoes and Vetch

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Carrots and Cole Plants

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Seed Onions

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Kale

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Lettuce

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Onions

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Beets

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