“When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.
If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. “
We are growing some impressive weeds here at the suburban homestead this summer. With such robust specimens, why should the flowers and produce get all the photographic glory?
We garden organically, so we don’t use weed killer, fertilizer or pesticides on our plants. As a result, we have bunnies in the back yard all summer long and plenty of bees, birds and butterflies visiting the gardens. But we also have weeds.
I find pulling weeds to be somewhat cathartic, as long as I don’t get too stressed about perfection. Because we’re a long way from that.
Which is okay. How goes your battle with the weeds this summer? Are you enjoying being out in the garden, even if sometimes the weeds threaten to take over? I’d love to hear from you.