First off the green beans are thriving, full of weeds and ready to be thinned for the last time. This weekend I hope to thin them, weed them, and then run the vertical stringers. I usually hate having it look so weedy but last year this same thing happened right off the bat-a bunch of grass started growing (I can't grow grass in the front yard but apparently I grow it well in the garden.) I am letting it get a little bigger as they are actually easier to pull out when they are taller than an inch or two. (Taken a few minutes ago after some morning watering.)
Next up, I did decided to mulch the tomatoes and peppers and I really do like the look and the lack of mud when walking around. That being said I should have laid some newspaper or something under the mulch as the weeds are now coming up through the mulch and will be much harder to pull now that there is mulch. I do plan to mulch the rest of the garden this weekend (after adding newspaper in the aisles and pulling all current weeds.) I added one more tomato and 3 more peppers yesterday-so 10 tomatoes of about 6 varieties and 16 peppers of about 10 varieties.