Here are some of the tomato plants.
First step is to put down newspaper, this will eventually break down into the soil but in the meantime it will help keep your weeds down this season.
I've even been mulching at the garden I have in town and since it is a large garden I've been trying to get lots of mulch. It's taken me several weeks but I've got a good layer on most everything now. We live on a VERY steep property but that hasn't stopped me from mowing it in order to get enough clippings for mulch. My family just shake their heads at me as I head down steep banks with the mower.
There is my mower down at the bottom.
Then trudge back up with my bag full of clippings to do it again. And don't even get them started on riding into town with garbage bins full of clippings. If any one has any tips on other good mulch materials I would love to hear about it.