It pays to plant hardy, native species! I don't even weed my flower bed. I have big bushy perennials that fight for space in the garden with long grasses. It looks fabulous and colourful at this time of year.
My vegetable garden is a jungle! We enjoyed a lot of lettuce until the extreme heat came and it turned wild and bitter. I am purposely letting some of the lettuce go to flower so I can try to save some seeds for next year. My friend suggested that I could still pull the old stuff out and plant some new seeds to have new lettuce growth. I may try that.
The purple bean plants are growing like wild. There are a lot of beautiful purple flowers. I hope this means a lot of beans in the next couple weeks.
The tomato plants have a lot of flowers on them and some little green tomatoes starting. I read on Facebook that my friend nearby is already eating tomatoes from her garden. Hmmmm...I planted late. I hope not too late.