Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Jun 12, 2015 04:47 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The weeds in my garden almost got the best of me this spring. I relaxed for a couple of days. It was that "I'll get them tomorrow" moment that has been costing me since.

Given a reprieve from the hoe, the spiny amaranth (a gift that keeps on giving from some compost I incorporated several years ago) grew from a seedling to a stalk sent from Satan. The 3-inch rain shower we received this week made a mixed greens salad of weeds go wild. Even the rabbits are having a hard time finding my strawberry patch.


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