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WEED REMOVAL, VOL. 1

The enemies are among us. Since we know how to identify the impostors, we can start the business of eradicating them. Reminiscent of Helena on Orphan Black.

There are many different ways to get rid of weeds. Today we’ll talk about one of the more obvious ways- pulling them out of the ground with your hands.

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Here is a weed growing in some rocks. We don’t want it to grow there, so let’s get rid of it.

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When pulling a weed out of the ground, you need to locate its main root, the one that is attaching it to the ground and bankrolling its life.

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Grasp it at the root base firmly, and then finagle it out of the ground. The goal is to get as much of the root as possible.

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Be sure to try to get as much of the roots as possible. If you just get the peripheral leaves and appendages, you are just pruning it, and it can still continue to grow.

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It is sometimes easier to weed without gloves, because you can get a better grip. Weeding by hand is good if you are weeding around other plants, or if you want the plant gone immediately. Its also good if you feel like tearing something to shreds. It does require a bit of time and muscle, but think of it as a good workout.

Weeding by hand is instant gratification. The weed is now gone, and depending on how much of the roots were removed, will not return to pester you again. Don’t worry though. Another one will pop up somewhere to laugh at you soon.

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