Every year my vegetable garden turns into a jungle. Despite careful planning to maximize the small space and yet keep things neat, things always go wild. I know it is my fault. I cannot bring myself to pull all those self-seeded sunflower, dill, cilantro and borage plants. That certainly adds to the issue. The other problem is that I plant very closely. As I said, the space is small and I want to get as much food out of it as I can. But as a result, I now have to climb into the back of the tomato row on my hands and knees.
And then every year there is one huge sunflower that dominates the garden, like a sentinel. I should dress it like a scarecrow the way it looms over the rest of the plants. Someday, I swear that I will have a nice neat garden with wide rows that I can amble down with a basket on my hip. So here is the garden today. Do you think there is any hope for me?