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  • Rejoice with me! Weeds....

    Let the jubiliations ring! After 1 year and two months of cultivation, my previously-uncultivated-for-decades plot is finally growing.... wait for it.... ANNUAL WEEDS!!!!!

    I'm so happy. A bright future where I'm actually able to compost my weedings rather than cart them off to the dump beckons....

    Since the plot has mostly produced docks, couch grass, mares tail and bindweed, I am genuinely ecstatic to see soft little annuals poking up their head.

    But not so ecstatic that I'm not reaching for the hoe. ;-)

  • #2
    Halleluja!
    http://goneplotterin.blogspot.co.uk/

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    • #3
      Great news, now get some plants in there or even green manure to maintain the soil or mulch it with card/compost/grassclippings etc.

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      • #4
        Friend - not foe!

        Congrats!
        All your hard work FINALLY paying off!
        Yup, who'd think you'd be happy to see some baby weeds ..?!!
        ~~~ Gardening is medicine that does not need
        a prescription ... And with no limit on dosage.
        - Author Unknown ~~~

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        • #5
          Hot Diggetteee...

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          • #6
            Them ain't weeds, them there be next years compost.... Yipppeee

            I must admit, the way the weeds and slugs are this year a couple of beds of early green manure is looking to be on the cards.
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            • #7
              A Chicken walks with small steps. Be more Chicken
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              @realveggiechicken

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              • #8
                I keep all my weeds and compost them as appropriate. All the docks and dandelions get put into old compost bags and left with a brick on top for a suitable amount of time. At least a year. They break down into compost eventually and don't risk contaminating a slow compost bin.

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                • #9
                  Brill news!
                  Just keep away now from horse and donkey manure unless it's been really well rotted down
                  "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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                  • #10
                    Excellent news!

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                    • #11
                      Result!!!!
                      Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nicos View Post
                        Brill news!
                        Just keep away now from horse and donkey manure unless it's been really well rotted down
                        Horsey manure makes life interesting! I've got weeds now that I've never seen before and are hard to identify!:eek
                        The addition of organic material to the land and the fertility it adds outweighs the problems with weeds.............and as has already been mentioned, they hold water at the roots and make a good green manure!
                        My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                        to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                        Diversify & prosper


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