Well, spring is rolling along nicely and there’s lots of blooms about to burst in the garden. Back in March I set up my straw bale garden. You can click on the links to read Part 1 and Part 2 of the set up if you missed them previously.
Part 1 the Prep
One thing I wasn’t expecting when I started the garden was that there would be weeds sprouting. I used good quality (or so the feed store told me it was good quality) soil and wasn’t counting on things sprouting that were not my vegetables. I can only guess that there were weeds because I used manure from the barn and compost from my bin. When the first seedlings started sprouting I had no idea what was a weed and what was a vegetable seed that I had planted. I decided to just let grow a little bigger and that hopefully I would be able to tell what was what. I got home from vacation and lifted the window off the top of the bale and this is what was underneath
Yikes!!!!! I plucked out most of what I knew for sure were weeds. I can identify the beet seedlings but so far that about it. Now I’ve got to try to google what seedlings for the rest of the vegetables are supposed to look like so I don’t weed the wrong plants.
Has anyone else had this happen? I was expecting things to go a little more smoothly with this garden. I will post an update once I get this all sorted out!