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Friday, March 4, 2011

Let the Games Begin

Earlier in the week, I got my Burpee catalog so with visions of tomatoes and peppers and some wonderful flowers dancing in my head, I began to plan this year's garden.  And then I remembered the nemesis on my premises, the weeds.  For over fifteen years, I've been battling the weeds and here's where we stand, now.  Weeds - 2 million and ten.  Me - Zero. They're horrible and all I have to do is go away for a week and when I return, they've taken over and are  almost a foot tall.  I've tried weed mats, organic weed sprays, yanking them out the minute they poke their nasty little heads up, and looking at them with evil intentions in mind; and still they win. But this year, I'm going to try something called a weed film, guaranteed to last a lifetime.  Now mind you, the weed mat was supposed to last six years.  Puleeese, it only took the weeds six weeks to overpower it. But maybe something guaranteed to last a lifetime, might hold up all summer.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed and I let you know how it goes.


  1. I have also heard of laying down clear plastic for *gasp* 6 weeks, the heat it creates underneath is supposed to kill the weed seeds...I have garden lust too, I haven't bought seeds yet but have been looking and I want one of everything!

  2. I'm being nasty this year and am spraying a lot of areas with a 12 month killer...but have to be very careful not to let it leach out into areas that I don't want to the alfalfa fields!! But it should work great in the barnyard, drive, etc. Our weeds grow in stages...I've done roundup type sprays and they work until the next batch of weeds sprout up a month later and I have to spray again...and then sick of spraying :(