Weed Excerpts — Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming WorksWe go through the motions, planting like we expect a good soaker, but it is too dry even for weeds to germinate. The first corn sets tassels on two-feet-tall stalks. We keep plants alive with water from a tank, but only the watermelons and tomatoes grow—nothing else thrives. Irrigation is a meager substitute for the real thing. I offer deals to the rain gods: “Just give us enough to sprout weeds and I’ll never complain again about hoeing.” But nothing changes.
Life returns! Last night rain and lightning. Today the first flush of weeds. Good-bye winter, hello spring.Subscribe to Atina’s Blog © Atina Diffley 2012