Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I am back in the garden, and so is the oxalis weed.

After a two week Winter Olympic break I am back in my garden, unfortunate during my absent the oxalis weeds took over the entire garden.

There are two things I hate about gardening in South Florida, snails and oxalis weeds. I have come to the conclusion that the war on the oxalis weed is not winnable. They get into every corner of the garden, pulling it out becomes a full time job with very little results.

I don’t know about you, but when I see weeds in my garden it feels like the garden is dirty and it’s my responsibility to clean it out, (Now I understand my mother’s obsession with a clean house) and so the war goes on, winnable or not.

8 comments:

Marlene said...

Ah, that's what they are called, Oxalis weed. I know what you mean Rusty. How do you handlen them ???
I can't keep up with them either.

Marlene

Darla said...

What cracks me up is the people who actually purchased this weed...it is practically unstoppable!!

ChrisC said...

Same problem here.hate the stuff.And this year it seems worse than previous years.I'm thinking it loves this cold winter.
ChrisC

Kimberly said...

I hate the weed too, but didn't know what it's called. I have it everywhere too, and it doesn't seem to matter if you weeded within the last week or not...it's still there. Darla's comment says people PURCHASE it?!?! UGH!

Susan said...

Glad to see you're back. Do you ever get the feeling that these pesky little weeds are chuckling at us in our futile attempt at keeping our gardens neat? I do!

sanddune said...

Seems like the weeds are like mosquito's around here. You can get some of them but they always come back the next day.

The Rainforest Gardener said...

Don't hate me for saying this, but if I'm going to have a weed in my garden it might as well be pretty! I rarely ever have to pull weeds though, other than the occasional maple seedling.

Ronald said...

Any good suggestions on taming the Oxalis, or insects for that matter? I've found Safer Brand EndAll spray online, which kills various types of bugs at all stages of development. Did you ever use it?