April, May, and June Showers Make Weeds . . . and Compost!

Yes, I know I have spent a lot of time complaining about both the wetness and the weeds.  Here are a couple of before and after pics, so you can see exactly what I’m dealing with.

This was my strawberry patch in March.

And here is what it looks like now.

Fortunately, the compost likes this weather just as much.  In fact, I have never had this much compost in one shot before, so I took photographic evidence:

It looks dwarfed at this angle, but the pile is a good two feet high and about six feet in diameter.  Now if the weather stays decent for long enough to get that pile in the garden, I will be set.



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5 Responses to April, May, and June Showers Make Weeds . . . and Compost!

  1. Becky says:

    What’s that big leaf next to the berries in the second picture? Rhubarb? Do you have that spread out (I noticed it in the compost picture, too). Just curious and trying to get a sense of the layout. 🙂

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      Yep, it’s stringy, sour rhubarb that we inherited with the place. We’ve thought about pulling it out, but the new stuff that we planted from seed has never really taken off. It’s alive, but that’s about it.

  2. Jason says:

    That picture of the strawberry patch makes my fingers twitch. The good side of weeding in the wet is that plants pull out easily, the bad side is you get covered in mud. At least, I do.

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      Mine too, but I’m focused more on planting what I can while I can still get a harvest in at the moment. I do make sure that I get at least two buckets of weeding in a day, though, and it is slowly starting to make a difference.

  3. Bird Feeders says:

    I have an enormous compost patch – very nice for my plants, but looks a bit ugly in my garden! I’m thinking of maybe building a DIY composter to go in my garage!

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