[gardeners] Re: weeds....

Thomas Giannou (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 17 Oct 1998 19:59:42 -0700

Hi all,

This year, being re-tired and all, starting a little home business, and
spending a fair amount of time in the garden, I can honestly say I have
really enjoyed gardening for a change.  When you work full time, there just
isn't all that much time for gardening.  I put mycorrhiza inoculant on my
Raspberries in a rather goofy manner that worked despite my way of doing
things and I noticed that many weeds were no longer growing in my
Raspberries, Strawberries or among the tomato plants.  Dandelions, the one
weed I have been at war with, just didn't show up this year.  I searched
around on the internet and found that some weeds do not like to grow where
mycorrhiza fungi are plentiful.

We used to spend an hour or two twice a week trying to keep the dandelions
out of our garden.  There just wasn't any there this year.  The same story
was true for our lawn.  For a while, I was thinking, maybe the weather had
something to do with it.  I live in a zone 5 area.  Has anyone else noticed
that dandelions seemed scarce this year?

Best Regards,
Thomas Giannou