Weeding in the rain
Do you weed during rainy
days or stay inside where's it's dry? My answer depends on the season.
In March, no way am I weeding in rain that freezes my fingers and leaves
me shivering. But in April? When it's t-shirt weather and a gentle
shower makes dandelions pop out of the soil with a gentle tug? Sure,
I'll weed in the rain. Once your pants and shirt are fully soaked, you
don't even notice the water (and mud) anymore.
The real conundrum is
what to do with all that weedy biomass. I once read a novel that I was
thoroughly enjoying...until the author had her heroine weed the garden
and stuff the weeds into garbage bags to go out with the trash. I
stopped reading in horror. Sure, weeds have troubling seeds and the
perennials have roots that will start growing again under the right
conditions, but no way am I letting all that organic matter leave the
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