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Entries Tagged as 'weeds'

Milkweed Massacre

June 5th, 2013 · 10 Comments · farming, Sustainability

All you honey bee and monarch butterfly lovers out there are going to hate me when you learn that I’ve spent the last two days slashing away and slaying milkweed plants in our upper pasture. Believe me, 10 acres have never looked so huge as when you attempt to undo a milkweed infestation on them. […]

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Weedless Gardening and Other Fairy Tales

April 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments · garden

A reader recently asked what she can do to prevent weeds in her vegetable garden. She’d finally convinced her husband to get involved, but she wanted to make sure he wouldn’t be deterred by anything as unpleasant as pulling weeds. Employing my best bedside manner, I suggested that the reader check her organic gardening contract. […]

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Have Fork, Will Weed

June 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Blog, garden

Am I crazy? I’ll let you be the judge. The reason I ask is because I am the only person I know who weeds with a dinner fork. Not all the time, mind you. But I find that around young plants, sometimes when it’s hard to distinguish between the vegetables and the weeds, the only […]

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