asthegardengrows Today we're talking about weeds. What a weed is is highly personal, especially depending on your gardening/farming philosophy. We haven't done much weeding this season mostly because I, Aisha, really dislike the time and energy it takes. I don't like how it disrupts the soil either. So up until today our youngest bed has been our WILD child. This photo represents my weeding compromise. Weeding the beds so we can plant fall brassicas but not the pathways. All the weeds are piled into the center and the living ones are simply matted down. This provides us lots of organic matter for the paths and keeps them mulched to avoid erosion. #notill #marketgarden #permaculture #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #enbieswhofarm #southernoregon #countryqueers #weeds #gardening #organic

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Today we're talking about weeds. What a weed is is highly personal, especially depending on your gardening/farming philosophy. We haven't done much weeding this season mostly because I, Aisha, really dislike the time and energy it takes. I don't like how it disrupts the soil either. So up until today our youngest bed has been our WILD child. This photo represents my weeding compromise. Weeding the beds so we can plant fall brassicas but not the pathways. All the weeds are piled into the center and the living ones are simply matted down. This provides us lots of organic matter for the paths and keeps them mulched to avoid erosion. #notill #marketgarden #permaculture #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #enbieswhofarm #southernoregon #countryqueers #weeds #gardening #organic

Comments (3)

thewestwitch

thewestwitch, 2 months ago

And I, Kelsey, tried to pull all the weeds from the beginning. I got way overwhelmed and had to stop. I let it be a lesson in letting go and letting nature do its thing. These beds have a lot of evolving to do, so it helps me feel better to remember that next year it will be more manageable on its own!

thewestwitch

thewestwitch, 2 months ago

And thanks for weeding the beans, babe 😘

twinkletoesfarm

twinkletoesfarm, 2 months ago

I appreciate the reframe. Thanks for that.