Summer weeds


Tuesday 25 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Summer brings many things…. For us, here in the southwest of Türkiye it means continual hot weather, which is around 40/104 every day, but much cooler than some years that’s for sure. It also means no rain for 4-5 months, and therefore it means gardening is often done with a pickaxe, as the ground bakes to a cement-like compound.

Another ‘feature’ are weeds, especially along the drip pipe lines throughout the orchards. For that, I’ll spend 18 hours, over a few days, usually twice over summer, with the gas-powered brush-cutter to keep it under control. I’ve just completed that job yesterday, and some of the ‘grass’ was over head height! But even in areas where there is no direct watering, I’m always amazed what still grows in abundance…






3 thoughts on “Summer weeds

  1. joannesisco says:

    Nature is an unstoppable force!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Why is it that the stuff we WANT to grow only grows with coddling? This question has puzzled me since I was a child.
    🙂 m & jb


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