If you look very closely at the picture above you will see three rows of bolted spinach nestled among the grass.
This has been a very trying garden year. With the 100 degree days, I have not been out to the garden as much to do the work.
To compound the problem, the Platt Garden is grassy to the extreme. Any non-weeded patch of soil becomes a lawn. Above,the grass has attacked my giant snow peas.
The folks who splurged for straw were the smart ones this year.
I rarely do the straw thing. I tend to be a fan of the hula hole, which allows me to weed most my garden without hand weeding. This includes the rows.
A few minutes of hula holing once a week for a few weeks and my garden was good to go. The weeds stop coming. But not this year.
The weather kept me away and the grass took over.
So I am now on the defensive and the name of the game is cardboard.
I have used cardboard on all of my rows and will have to put in the extra hours to weed all of my beds by had (UGH!!!) And I will need to do that for the rest of the year.
For now, I had to turn over my radish and spinach beds without getting a harvest.