Harvesting, Cleaning up, and Watering


| 9/14/2017 3:11:00 PM


Tags: Gardening, Preserving, gravity watering, Nebraska Dave, Nebraska,

Adventures of Old Nebraska Dave 

Fall is definitely in the air. With the ending of summer activities and the start of school year, Terra Nova Gardens has been a bit neglected. It seems that always happens this time of the year. The harvest is past its peak and the plants are starting to become a little tired and worn down. The weeds, however, are not so ready to give up.

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This is what happens at my Terra Nova Gardens when I'm away for a couple weeks. OK, maybe a little longer.  It doesn't take long for nature to take over. I often wonder how long it would take for nature to completely undo what I've done and it seems to not be very long.

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A little work and a lot grunting and groaning with massive rest periods and large amounts of water consumption and it's finished. The carpet was actually under all those weeds. Carpet slows down the weed growth considerably but doesn't totally eliminate it. So, my method, as I've explained before, is to just turn the carpet over. It is a good way to smother the weeds and kill the roots. The carpet seems to last forever. The carpet you see here is probably three years old and still looks good. It was a good day's work. 




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