Since I woke up to temperatures in the 50’s …. in July …. in central Illinois … I decided I had to work in the pumpkin patch today. My garden of weedin’.
I found the first pumpkin blossom hiding among the big leaves:
The pollinators will now have more than the flower beds to work in.
I’ve been tilling, spraying, hoeing, pulling, bending, squatting, and mulching. I’m experimenting. Will used feed sacks work as mulch? They will get wet and bio-degrade &/or I can burn them after the crop is done.
I’m also using some straw. I stayed away from it last year after I read that bugs like the straw for their snug little buggy homes. But … I can’t decide. Bugs or weeds??
There has also been time to put my feet up, enjoy the gorgeous weather and cloud gaze!
I hope you have some time for that, too.