My garden is mostly a dead weed covered jungle right now. That's not right. This time of year, it should be growing collards, lettuce,green onions, carrots and snow peas. These are cool weather crops that we can't grow well in the heat to come.
I've let it lay fallow because I have been doing so much inside remodeling work. It was just a matter of priorities. The garden was expendable since it is more for enrichment than subsistence.
I did get out there and chop up one of my growing beds last week and I have been using carpet scraps from remodeling to smother weeds, so part of the work is done.
I'm thinking of trying Burpee's "new" purple carrot ( which is really an old carrot color) as an experiment. For lettuce, I'll go with green ice lettuce and good old black seeded simpson. Both are proven non-bolters, which is important down here where you never know how soon the heat will come.
It's a beautiful, blue sky day here with highs forecast to be in the 60's. Perfect weather for planting that garden.
...after all, rabbits and deer have to eat too.