Re: [gardeners] Re: weeds....

Margaret Lauterbach (
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 07:57:16 -0600

At 07:59 PM 10/17/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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
Thomas, you're very enthusiastic about the microrhiza fungi.  Where did you
get it?  How do you apply it?  Is it specific for different crops?  Thanks,