A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation. Examples commonly are plants unwanted in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks. Wikipedia
Roger presented an overview of weeds, we spent time exploring the campus for weed speciesand then after lunch we all climbed to the old dam and studied the multitude of introduced species. Found some Kowhia NZ natives.
A field visit to my section to search for weeds; conclusion was that there are plenty! As I’m not a lawn slave I’m quite happy grasses and low lying plants that make up my “lawn”. Its all low maintenance. I can hand weed most nasty stuff like marshmallow and nettles and for weeds in between pavers and concrete edging etc I use boiling water. It knocks most dead except rooted weeds but after a few goes even they give up the ghost.
After lunch we traveled down to the boat club. The lake front has a lot of weeds and the shallow water has a water weed.
We ended up at the entrance to Rogers place at Lowburn. Lots of willow, bullrushes and thistle.
Free Apps. BASF Weed ID, iBiocontrol and Yates. Interesting but only limited in use. The Yates and the Bayer are chemical buying guides but the iBiocontrol is more interesting.
My Howa 1500 .223
Nursery work seed traying Blue Monday – Salvia
mixed a 50/50 sand and sifted bark compost for seed trays set seeds and covered with vermiculite then placed on warming table in GH1
Spent time in GH4 weeding then picking out dead parsely leaves from the hydroponic plantings, then cleaned the hydroponic holding racks and swept up while others went and collected sheep poo.
Spent time with Jo discussing my enterprise report and how my innovation thinking is similar to how Jo sees the development of the garden area. We looked at thinking about designing a mural message for a wall ….. this is interesting stuff
Weeds, again working on our assessment. I am slowly beginning to understand a few things but my identification skills are really poor. I need to work on this.
The Weekend renovation work at home and enjoying the weather.
The Week in Weather