Weeds

@AD11RGUY (1266)
United States
March 18, 2016 10:12pm CST
Why are we recycling weeds? I just thought about it as I was pulling some this evening. Normally we put them in the "green" can. The contents of that get ground up and mixed into fertilizer and soil that we buy. Every seed and root is part of the package. Then we water the soil profusely to get our new, desirable garden plant to grow. And then wonder why (where) that weed popped up. From now on I'm putting weeds in the trash can! Let them get compacted into the cells of landfills. If they pop up there, the D9s and 637s can knock them out in a single pass. What do you think?
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@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
19 Mar 16
Thats a tough question I'm not the greatest gardener in the world. I know sometimes a specific plant can be a real unwanted and putting them back like you wrote seems not the thing to do. I guess it depends on the size of the garden and the amount of weeds. I've always just put them back or hoed them back into the soil when they are young so they are never a problem just worm food. I like growing things like peas they pull them out on their own. ha ha
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Never thought about feeding the worms! I get LOTS of dandelions and milkweed. They grow so fast and large that I always end up pulling out a large plant, full of seeds that fall and blow everywhere. And because they are growing under and/or in between other plants, I don't see them when they're small. But that is something to consider from now on. Maybe if I buy some worms and put them in the soil, they'll eat the weeds for me?
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
20 Mar 16
@Bluedoll Yes, it's beautiful to watch the seeds blow in the air. I also think it's beautiful to watch "Daisy Cutters" at work. Where as I'm not one who uses the chemicals yet, I do like the "artificial" look you speak of. Clean, manicured, even, homogeneous growth. Kinda like making something perfect. It brings a certain satisfaction to some of us.