Today was the first Round Up time of the year. Oh, you thought I meant rounding up cows? Oh. No. That is too much work for us. In fact, I can no longer grip weeds hard enough to pull them from the ground without snapping them off.
So I make a big batch of Round Up and spray the suckers.
First I sprayed a dose of antibiotic on the apple trees. So far it seems to be working on the fire blight. I would love to have my first apples this year.
I sprayed the peach trees a little late, but spring is a little late this year, so they seem to be doing okay and I haven't seen any peach leaf curl.
Then I started on the Round Up. I only sprayed two gallons and it did all the gardens and around the fruit trees.
I guess it helps to do it early in the growing season, before the weeds get too big.
We are getting a lot of onions this year. It smells funny when we mow. Almost like I am preparing dinner!
I didn't even rinse the sprayer after I sprayed the antibiotic. I didn't care if the weeds got a smidgen of it along with the Round Up.
I even had enough to spray the vegetable garden area. I wanted to kill all the weeds before I dig the soil in preparation to plant. Lee wants to do corn this year. And I want to plant rhubarb. I may skip the tomatoes. I have problems with them splitting and I can just go to the Farmer's Market in Daleville and let them deal with the rain and the weeds!
I may do zucchini, but have had problems with vine borers. You have to spray for them every week or so and I don't always get to the plant before the borer does. Very discouraging. Basil does well and I love it, so that will go in, too.
It looks like most of the blueberries came through the winter okay. There are two that haven't started budding, but I will wait a bit to see what happens in the next few weeks. I fed them some Miracle Gro for acid loving plants and next I will get some pine mulch and they should be ready to do a little bit of harvesting this year.
I killed a bunch of weeds today, sprayed for fire blight and fed the blueberries. And now I quit for the rest of the day. Time to knit. A girl has to pace herself. And knitting is working. It is just sitting down and watching TV working. I'm okay with that.