Cilantro seedlings (they can stay, for now)
Weeds in the paths: my own version of broken windows.
The broken-windows theory in urban issues means that minor things that are otherwise easily remedied (broken windows, graffiti, trash) tend to snowball, and then the neighborhood slides into urban decay. Its gardening parallel for me is weedy paths = quite quick chaos in the garden beds. Does anyone else subscribe to this theory?
My solution, such as it is, is to cover the paths with woodchips. About 20 tractor loads (10 pickup truck loads) should do the trick for a solid year, with a few poke-throughs during Year Two. I am now on Year Three of the woodchips in the paths, so they don’t work terribly well any longer. Sigh.
So, I am trying to figure out which is less work: getting 20 loads of woodchips from a neighbor>>schlepping them around the paths, or weed>>paths>>with>>hoe>>every>>single>>weekend until the snow falls.
I think I know my answer.