Weed Problem

Posted by: Pirate

Weed Problem - 04/23/14 06:56 AM

To tell wanted plants from weeds pull both kinds out. those
that come up again...are weeds


Shopping for plants in a new garden center we ask an employee whether the store offered any kind of guarantee if the plants didn't survive. Oh yes he responded...it's printed on the back of our
receipts. satisfied we completed our purchase and left.
it wasn't until we got home that we actually read the receipt. It
stated.....we guarantee our plants to grow...or die trying
Posted by: Nana

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
To tell wanted plants from weeds pull both kinds out. those
that come up again...are weeds

So plants that you do not have to re-seed every year are actually weeds? confused
Posted by: steveg

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 11:21 AM

Weeds are misunderstood. I have but a tiny 200 sf patch of lawn behind my unit, and were it not for the weeds, there would no green at all. eek
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 01:04 PM

As soon as a plant that used to be a weed is treated as a cultivar, it becomes harder and harder to grow it.

That there is a scientific fact. smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Nana
Originally Posted By: Pirate
To tell wanted plants from weeds pull both kinds out. those
that come up again...are weeds

So plants that you do not have to re-seed every year are actually weeds? confused


yes n' no

Plants that come up more than once are perennials.
Most perennials are highly desirable and priced accordingly
however some (like crab grass) reseed themselves every
year, that's why it can be easily wiped out using a
pre-emergent herbicide (AT THE CORRECT TIME of Year)
BTW.. NOW Is that WINDOW To Treat The Lawn... When
the Forsythias Are In Bloom wink


Anyway... one of the definition of "A WEED" is that they
are WILDLY SUCCESSFUL @ Reproducing & Need NO Care.

...another definition is a "Plant 'Out-Of-Place'"
Grass is a WEED In A Flower Bed. eek i hate when that happens

Another definition is a Plant with NO Redeeming Value.

I find fault with that definition since many medicinal
herbs are considered weeds (and vice versa).
Posted by: MrB

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 01:24 PM

As my old dad used to say. Keep the weeds and brush down then some kind of grass will grow.

Interesting story, to me, anyway.

Much of my lad hood on the farm was spent removing trees and brush from this one 100 acres or so pasture. In my youth it was extremely overgrown with trees and brush. Mostly what we called Hedge trees but are also called Osage Orange or BoD arc trees. Heavy wooded trees that grow 30- 50 foot tall with half inch thorns on the limbs and seeded by gree yellow balls of seeds about 3 inches in diameter. They were so thick in the pasture that the grass was sparse.

Anyway, my older brother and I then just myself spent manny years cutting these down the spraying the stumps or getting a dozer in there to doze the stumps out into hughr piles of brush. We would first cut out fence post from the limbs and trunks then cut the rest up to either burn in our stove at home then later just burn.

To the result that when I left the farm on graduation from college the pasture was clean of trees and weeds with grass thriving. We kept the brush down by using a brush mower then systemic I spraying. It was neat to look over the green pasture to see full blooded red Hereford cattle grazing.

Then my folks sold the place to move into a nearby town. The new owner let it go back.

Now, 47 years later, I drive back out to that old pasture, the brush and trees have retaken the pasture so it is a virtual thicket. Not able to see cattle more than 50 yards into the pasture from the road

Breaks my heart

Dave
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 01:55 PM

Oh, that weed.

Never mind. grin
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 02:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Oh, that weed.

Never mind. grin



Posted by: Celandine

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Oh, that weed.

Never mind. grin


Personally, I never had a Problem with Weed crazy

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Posted by: Nana

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 05:24 PM

Just last week at my apt complex, management assigned "plots" in the back for tenants who want to grow stuff, plants, flowers and or food.
In the letter each tenant received, it mentioned the owners of each plot are responsable for the upkeep & tools. Including making sure that weeds do not spread to other plots. Each plot is high fenced in (due to the deer population). I thought to myself, how in the hell can you stop weeds from spreading?
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 06:35 PM

The same way you'd keep anything else from spreading:
Police/Patrol the area, and root out (pull up the weed)
before it sets seed thus spreading via any known method.

It's the same danger one negligent neighbor presents
by allowing dandelions to proliferate on his property.

edit:
OK to simplify it:
Pay attention to what's growing in your lot.
When you see a weed, dig or pull it out, as a
safer alternative to "Nuking It" with ROUND-UP
Posted by: MrB

Re: Weed Problem - 04/23/14 06:46 PM

It's called Roundup
grin
http://www.roundup.com/smg/gosite/RUP/home

Dave