Weeds…the Continuing Series…(and video)
More weed lessons:
- Weeding on your own gets a lot. Weeding with another gets double or more. Weeding with a team gets most or all. Weeding on your own takes time; Weeding with another, or a team, takes much less time than on your own. Weeding on your own, depending on your circumstances, can be pretty thorough; Weeding with another can be much more complete. There is a method to weeding that takes full focus. Weeding is painstaking at times, and having help will take some of the load off. If there is a team, each member can be put into a particular task area; each area will be able to perform with more energy and detail. With weeding on your own, you can end up weeding with less detail because you have the entire garden to tackle. Weeding, whether on your own or with help, should be performed with great care, with the goal of completeness; there needs to be a regard to every detail, not superficial or partial.
- There is a side to weeding that can be unwelcome or unpleasant, yet it has to be done. When you weed thoroughly, and the area looks clear, there is a hidden seed, unseen, that will show itself days later. It is a nuisance. It is utterly, downright maddening sometimes. We must never leave it unattended, or forget to check on it. The grass and the weeds will always be there, in the soil, in the air, outside the fence, or in the corner, and they will come back, or new ones will grow in the place they were pulled.