Radish Stew

A Central Texas Gardening Journal

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weed Pulling

We are having great weed pulling weather. The combination of big rains followed by days of sunshine and then more rain contributes to a lot of weeds to pull and soft ground to give them up. We collected another 2.6" rain yesterday, so I was out pulling weeds today. The trick is to decide what to cull and what to keep. A weed is only a plant which is out of place. Of course, some sprouts have no place in my yard. Among them are chinaberry, hackberry, ligustrum, and anything with a sticker. The trick is to know what needs to go, what can stay, and what can be moved.

These sprouts came up in the walkway of the garden. Weeds? Actually, they are bluebonnet sprouts. I have transplanted about 50 of them already and will continue to move them to more appropriate locations. One gardener's weed is another gardener's favorite flower.


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