It seems to me that we gardeners are always at war with something in our gardens. Last summer was the invasion of the snails, this winter is the dreaded “clover leaf weed” (I am not sure if that is its real name but that is what everyone calls it around here).
This weed has taken over my garden in a couple of weeks. It is all over my back yard, in all the flower beds, in the walking paths, and in the grass. Fighting this sneaky enemy is not easy. Pulling it by hand doesn’t work since the bulbs grow deep in the ground. Using pesticides is out of the question since I don't agree with adding chemicals to the environment. The only effective tool is my hand fork. The job is tedious and long but effective. Today I spent a couple of hours on my knees and was able to do only my herb and tomato garden.
After a couple of hours of work this is what it looks like now