Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weeds, weeds and more weeds!

This is what we're up against! The second half of Mozambique has started to get a bit out of control when it comes to weeds. Today we planted the second planting of romaine lettuce directly, and the rest of the day was spent hoeing our grassiest section. The flame weeder ran out of fuel so all we could use was our own bodies for this one. It is going to be a lot of work prepping these beds now that the grass and other weeds have started to grow, but we've got a handle on it thus far. Michelle is going to be joining us on Monday, so we'll be sure to put her to work helping us weed!

As we were leaving we noticed the crows were eating our cucumber seed. If they didn't get washed away in this rain, we're worried that the birds are going to be eating them. For those of you reading this post, what has been your most effective tactic for dealing with crows and other birds? we'd love to hear your ideas in the comment section!


  1. I haven't tried this, but some people here sprinkle their seedlings with ground pepper. Who knows, maybe the birds in Sackville like spicy food...

  2. Thanks for the suggestion! We'll look into it, but at first glance it seems that birds can't taste capsaicin. we did have some seedlings today though which was awesome news so not all of them were eaten!