Podcast #231 – The Care and Cussin’ of Weeds

We spend a lot of our time dealing with weeds. We’re constantly experimenting, looking for ways we can reduce that time.


This week we talk about when we actually welcome weeds (to hold soil on a slope after disturbing it) and then we catalog the many methods we employ to control them. One we left out was flaming. We have purchased a propane torch that we use to control weeds on the dam of the pond. We make one rather quick pass with it that doesn’t instantly burn up the weeds but destroys their cell structure so they die. Then we come back several days later and burn them up. It’s among the most satisfying ways we have of dealing with weeds – great for venting Lee’s aggression!

Listen – 18:49

Amanda's finishing up her hands-and-knees weeding of the microclimate bed on the south wall of the barn. There's a thick layer of newspaper under that pine straw.
Amanda’s finishing up her hands-and-knees weeding of the microclimate bed on the south wall of the barn. There’s a thick layer of newspaper under that pine straw.

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