After planting the new trees, we all did quite a bit of hand weeding our disaster of a garden this year. But despite the excess weeds (oats sprouting from our mulch), we are still having some successes along with some failures. We planted three batches of beans at the first of the year and this is the only batch that grew. The first batch never even sprouted, preferring to rot in the cold, wet mud. The second batch a week later sprouted a few but not worth growing so I mowed them off the prior week. The final batch we planted grew and are pretty healthy. They are starting to put on beans and we picked a mess of them.
Our various squash/pumpkins have had a hard go of it thus far but are starting to perk up now that the soil isn't wet anymore and the summer heat has arrived. But this is now the start of our dry season and they aren't nearly as far developed as they normally would be at this point so I'm not sure what if anything we will get from them. They are starting to set a few fruits. We may have to water these to get them to maturity.
Above is a picture of our sweetcorn and dad's popcorn. It is a weedy mess due to the mulch and we just haven't yet made it through that part of the garden to weed it. The sweetcorn will be over soon and I can just mow the weeds there once the stalks are removed. I'm still hoping to do some weeding of the popcorn yet when we get caught up.
We probably won't harvest any sweetcorn as the coons have found it by either scaling our wire panel fence or crawling under it somewhere. I saw signs of a few nibbled ears that are still in the growing stage. It's too late at this point to do anything about it but perhaps next year. I personally am not sure if it is worth raising as we usually just eat it when we can get it fresh and there are always lots of people selling fresh sweetcorn locally when in season.