Monday, March 16, 2015

So why is this little weed such a big deal?

If you've been following this blog for a while, you will remember my battle with my nemesis, the buttercup. They would be rooted in our concrete clay soil, did not die with my sure fire vinegar weed killer and finally I had to cover a whole area with black landscape fabric for about two years. 
I was watching the Back to Eden video last year and when I saw them pulling out dandelions with their whole root systems, I thought, 'that would be my most glorious moment in gardening'. Today I pulled out this buttercup. I have never seen a buttercup root before. The roots break very easily so they stayed in the clay, ready to regrow. So this was one of those moments in gardening that make you smile and say 'I think I'm getting this'.

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