I started weeding out the asparagus only to stand-up after one square foot with sore fingers and knees. The beds had gotten full of creeping Charlie and wild strawberries. Both are not the worst weeds in the world to have, however, at my age, weeding is no fun whatsoever!
I laid on the grass, staring up at the blue sky thinking about how long this was going to take me to do when I had an epiphany… I think I saw something in the garage that might help me out.
I’m assuming this piece of equipment is for burning weeds. It sure worked well IMO. Yes, the weeds were flush with water and the temperatures have been perfect for growing, which made them a bit stubborn to burst into flames. However, I was determined to have ashes and no weeds. Heck, It’s even organic!
Doing this was almost as boring as it was hard work to pull them by hand. Although afterward, you didn’t have pulled or sore muscles. We decided it worked so well on the asparagus, that after burning our two beds, I moved onto our garden. Last year I didn’t plant any veggies as I was putting my time into the front ornamental bed. All the hoses, equipment etc, was all up front. I did get a few free-bees in the form of tomatillos and tomatoes. We even got some rouge asparagus growing in there! This year we will plant about half of it with quick, easy veggies like spinach, carrots, beets and tomaters.
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