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A Simple Trick for Eliminating Difficult Weeds

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Boiling away weeds - LivingHomegrown.com

Boiling away weeds - LivingHomegrown.com

Although weeds can be frustrating, I try to remember that they are basically just lonely plants that have set up shop in the wrong place. They got there by wind or birds or other act of nature and they can’t help where they end up.

Sometimes I even welcome some of these surprise plants in my garden. But when that happens and they appear in the “right” place, their name magically changes to “volunteer plant” instead of “weed”. Ha!

However, most weeds are unwanted.

I can usually make quick work of unwanted weeds by simply yanking them out. They end up in the compost or I toss them to the chickens as a snack.

But sometimes, those weeds can get deep, down in the tiny nooks and crannies of my bricks or sidewalks.

Well..THOSE are even more frustrating.

They just don’t come out easily and the crack is too narrow to use a tool.

But I have a trick.

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Leaf – A Hot, New, DIGITAL Garden Magazine

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It happened this week… A new magazine launched that had people across the country literally drooling all over their computer, iPad and cell phone screens. Leaf Magazine emerged as...

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An Incredible Use of SMALL Garden Space

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Many of us have small gardens and know the challenges of trying to fit a lot into a tiny space, but what if you basically have NO space upon...

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Highlights of the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Displays

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I just got back from the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show where I was lucky enough to get in one day early to see the gardens. If you...

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How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack

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Okay, that title had to get your attention – right? It is the title of a new book I discovered yesterday at the bookstore written by Chuck Sambuchino. It...

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Inspirational Gardening Video

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Susan Morrison (a good twitter friend of mine) took a film making class and for her project, she created this great video all about my friend Rebecca Sweet of...

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Living Walls

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Here is a great blog I have been following lately. It is called Living Walls and Vertical Gardens. They have wonderful posts featuring very creative wall gardens like: This: ...

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Vegetable Music

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And now, from our “FUN” file… The Vegetable Orchestra continues the venerable tradition of making music with ripe fruits and vegetables.  Watch them create an instrument and then put on...

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I Want To Make A Succulent Orb

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I found this succulent orb kit on Etsy. The idea is to design and build your own tiny succulent garden and either set it on a sunny windowsill (it...

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