Comments On - Weeds: To Pull or Not to Pull?

a', Houston, TX
Posted: 11/6/2013 3:43:52 AM
Rick, I can't tell you how many volunteer corn stalks I've cut out of the bean field or how many sunflowers I've cut out of the corn field. It truly is in the definition you pervaded earlier. A weed is nothing more than a plant that is not wanted by someone in that spot. I've always contended that a weed is just a plant that hasn't found a useful purpose. So do I coddle every plant in my yard and just let be the best plant that it can be? Oh, no, I'm not so kind as to think that every plant that grows in my yard should be there. I'm definitely one that believes there should be order in the Urban Ranch yards and gardens.

I just recently discovered that Milkweed is a plant that is necessary for butterflies to thrive. I can't imagine how many butterflies lives I have affected because it was considered a bad weed in the corn field and killed by spray or uprooted. It just goes to show that what is one man's weed is another bug's survival.

Have a great weed day.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 6/24/2011 4:52:39 PM
Weeds are only plants in places we don't want them. And you really have to admire their tenacity. I only wish my tomatoes would be so tough to kill.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 6/24/2011 7:23:26 AM
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