Friday, February 16, 2018

Garden Wisdom

Over the decades I have spent getting acquainted with the local dirt, two of Audrey Hatfield's tips from "How to Enjoy Your Weeds" have proved invaluable. The first is about pest control. Hatfield advises if something is moving slowly enough, step on it. If it's moving too fast, let it go, because it will probably kill something else. It doesn't hurt to identify your target.

The second is equally simple: when weeding, unless it's gone to seed, lay the plant you have pulled on the soil near the one you want to protect. Slugs like to eat things that are wilting-30-

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