Things I’ve learned from weeding

I mentioned the other day that I really enjoy weeding in the garden. On one level this is great ’cause we have heaps of weeds to deal with at our place but I think that weeding can be a symbolic activity too.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to begin.  Here’s a list of what’s worked best for me whether I’m weeding or “weeding”:

  • Focus on a particular weed and eradicate it; you need lots of patience and dedication to do this
  • Work on an area of weeds and clear it completely before moving onto the area. This can be disheartening as it’s quite tedious but in the long run it works so keep at it
  • If you’re too busy to do a proper weeding session just pull the flowers off so they can’t multiply for next season
  • A little weeding everyday is better than trying to do it all at once..

Once you clear out weeds beautiful things can blossom so grab a garden fork and get digging!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gherky
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 09:14:36

    Hey, maybe I could impart some of the things I learned in my agricultural unit on integrated pest management. Weed mats are great to stabilize soil pores, moisture and help prevent weeds sprouting. And as Mummy Martin would say “mulch is your best friend.” Reducing the weeds sees bank in the soil is an ongoing battle as seeds will blow in, be pooped out and remain in soil for long periods. Farmers sometimes burn to kull the build up, however this might be impractical! There are products available that will specifically target and prevent weed seed germination, but if you prefer not to use chemicals then persevere!


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