Weeding. Not always fun, but ya gotta do it. For some farmers, weeding is therapeutic time. Get out your aggression by pulling stuff out of the ground. For others, its one of those boring chores. Its hot outside, and there are a million weeds, and you couldn’t possibly pick them all. Let us say to both of you types of farmers- don’t let the weeds win! You are bigger than them!


First, let’s learn how to identify weeds. We ask these questions when trying to decide if something is a weed:

  • Do I want you to grow there?
  • Do I like you?
  • Are you trying to ruin my life?

So let’s go through some examples. We’ll start with an easy one.


If you said weed, you are right! It’s clearly growing there to spite us, so we would do away with him.

What about these?

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We definitely didn’t plant random spurts of grass in the mulch, so they are weeds and need to die.

These are a little harder.

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Since we remember planting these things in these particular spots, they are not weeds. We like them, and want them to grow there.

One more and you are an expert.


This is a trick one. Here we have grass (which we want to live) growing into the mulch (which we want to stay just mulch). Those that think they can grow in the mulch must be stopped before they become too powerful.

You have the knowledge now. Seek and destroy.

And if you are opposed to just casting the pulled weeds to the side, you could always make a salad with them.


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