Thursday, April 14, 2011
Today, I spent the day working in my garden, and, while struggling with a particularly strong taproot, remembered the first piece of gardening advice I ever received. When I was about five years old, I asked my mother, "Mama, how do you tell if it's a weed or a plant?" Now, I realize that weeds are actually plants as well, but she knew what I meant. She responded, "Sweetie, if it comes out easy, it's a plant; if it comes out hard, it's a weed." This leads me to believe that some of the stuff I was ripping out of my garden were "plants," rather than weeds. Oops.