The land where nothing is planted is tilled, bringing thousands of seeds to or near the surface. The seeds germinate and the seedlings are subsequently tilled under. We hope that this bimonthly process will eventually exhaust most the weed seeds in the garden.
With the exception of a bit of nutsedge seed that appears to be riding in with the leaf mold, the farm is in better shape than it's been in three years. We're grateful for the hard lessons we're learning about how much is enough in every aspect of our work. Instead of letting the farm run us we have turned things around and now feel that we are running the farm.