Today I finally had the chance to take back my garden.
Jim was busy baling hay, and the kids, who are home from school now, did the morning barn work. So...I took the rototiller to the garden and waged war on the weeds.
This is what the whole garden looked like...it was being taken over by "pig weed", or "Purslane", as I found out the correct name for this tenacious weed in the comments on my last post. The tiller took care of most of it, but I planted my two little corn rows too close together to get the tiller between them, and did this area with the hoe. The ground worked up nice...
...and thanks to the advice of George, another blogger, I discovered that the chickens enjoy eating Purslane...
How convenient! The garden is right next to the chicken pen, so I can just toss it over the fence!
I wonder if I'd just let them out to wander in the garden, if they'd keep it in check for me?
Hmmm...don't think I'll try that! Give them an inch and they'll take a mile...I'd like to keep the veggies for us!