After a few weeks of picking up extra shifts at work like a mad woman, I actually had a day off. So I strolled over to my garden plot to discover it towering with weeds! Luckily, my veggies were also doing well. I have a basket full of nice ripe tomatoes to show for it!
So to combat the jungle of weeds, I bummed some hedge shears from a neighbor and I hacked everything down that I could. Any weeds that hadn't gone to seed, I left on the ground as free mulch. On top of this, I took paper grocery sacks and fitted them around my plants. I only had enough to do one layer but hopefully next week, I will reinforce them. It looks a little strange and I'm sure my neighbors are all scratching their heads, but I sure hope this works at keeping the weeds down.
Oh and I have at least 4 baby icebox watermelons on the vine that are the size of my fist, and 10 more that had open flowers today. Can't wait to be able to cut them open!