A Wonderful Weekend for Weeding

Is there any more satisfying experience for a gardener than pushing a trowel deep in the dirt and pulling out the long, long tap root of a dandelion or the mess of white rambling roots of grasses invading the vegetable garden?

With the persistent, slow rains we had for more than a week beginning in early May, this weekend’s warm temperatures dried the earth just enough and it was a perfect weekend for weeding. It was perfect for many other things, too, but I still managed to weed my biggest vegetable bed and one of the flower beds. Weeding is easiest to do and most effectively done if you wait a day or two after a steady rain. You want to soil to be moistened but not wet.

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