At the end of Summer my garden was just overgrown with weeds again this year. It just gets too darn hot and buggy to keep weeding in July/August and last year I never did get out there to get them out, so this Spring my garden wasn't in the best of shape.
This year I let my burros in there for a few days late last month and they ate most all of them down to nothing. Of course, they stomped on my raised beds a bit too, but they're easier to put back that do all that weeding, so I think I'm on to something there
Since the donkeys did the weeding for me I planted some lettuce and radishes the past few days. I made some low hoop tunnels from light fencing and put a cover of visqueen over them to make a sort of mini greenhouse.
I've read about this for the past few years and decided to give it a try. I've only done one row in my garden so far. Not sure if I'll do more, I might just wait and see how it works out. From what I've read I should be able to keep cool weather veggies growing in them all winter long. We'll see...
I'm still getting a few green peppers and some potatoes sprouted up from where I planted them in early Spring and are growing like crazy. I got a couple spuds from them this week too. That was a surprise. I'll let the rest grow for a few more weeks or until the first hard cold snap and then I'll go gather up the last of whatever they have to offer.
Also got some tomato plants coming up from seed off of this years plantings. Some are already about a foot tall. They won't make it, but I'm letting them grow to see how far they go.