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Testing the Weed Dragon

testing the new weed dragon

We tested our first propane weed burner today.

The Weed Dragon is easy to set up and ignite.

Stay tuned for more detailed updates in the near future.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Just remember (even though it is hard) you are not trying to burn the plants down just heat them up. I have a hard time remembering that as it seems like I am not doing anything to the plants but if you check back 30 minutes later you will see a browning of the plants you heated.

Also it does not help with the roots of the plants.

Comment by Bw Mon Jul 11 14:17:44 2016

Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than to curse the weeds.

(With apologies to Sir Terry :-) )

Comment by Roland_Smith Mon Jul 11 15:17:51 2016
Just as with hoeing and herbicides, flame weeders work best when the weeds are very small.
Comment by Chris Mon Jul 11 17:54:02 2016

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