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Re: revelation-weeds

I hope to get where you are someday Kitty... I am
still moving things around and stirring up dormant
seeds.  Seems as the trees grow, the sunloving, well
partial sun plants need to move... Funny how they were
burning up a few years ago and now are stretching to
get to the sun..

Also many of my beds are only a couple years old, with
imported from who knows where dirt. I am sure there
was lotsa seeds in their too.

This spring was the worst for some reason. Maybe the
rain than hot weather? Didn't help that cleanup didn't
happen last fall due to many reasons.

Some day....


--- Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:

> I've always used pine bark but last year I used just
> leaf mold.
> Don't get me wrong, I do get weeds, just not in the
> amounts Donna mentions. 
> When the maples drop their samaras, I have a bunch
> to pull and there's 
> always some redbud seedlings trying to pull a fast
> one on me.  Each year 
> when I plant the tenders bed some weeds pop up, but
> mostly it's volunteers 
> from the year before.
> I spent a lot of time years ago eradicating scotch
> thistle and bindweed, but 
> just last year they started trying to stage a
> comeback so I nipped that in 
> the bud.  I get dandelions here and there, but I
> just dig them out.
> I haven't used weed-b-gone in several years but
> there's a patch of clover in 
> back that is getting too big, so I sprayed that
> along with a few other bits 
> and pieces.
> Mostly, it seems to me, my beds have been
> undisturbed.  Once you take care 
> of weeds and keep a space mulched and no longer
> disturb it, they tend not to 
> be too much of a problem.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 5:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] revelation
> > What do you use for mulch?
> >
> > Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >
> > On Jun 28, 2006, at 8:56 PM, Kitty wrote:
> >
> >> I just don't ever have a lot of weeds, mulch
> keeps them under
> >> control in the beds.  Of course I get some, but I
> guess the close
> >> planting keeps them at a minimum.
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >> neIN, Zone 5
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna"
> <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:37 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] revelation
> >>
> >>
> >>> Why don't you have any weeds?
> >>>
> >>> Donna
> >
> >
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