Stay away from the weeds and rocks and you won't have to worry about them.
In autumn the withered weeds are torn up by the wind and driven immense distances.
Plants as agents of damage and disease may be divided into those larger forms which as weeds, epiphytes and so forth, do injury by dominating and shading more delicate species, or by gradually exhausting the soil, &c., and true parasites which actually live on and in the tissues of the plants.
If it isn't the skunks and opossum killing the chickens, it's the weeds taking over the garden.
Sure, you can eat those weeds, but what do they taste like?
The lawn, if it could be called that, was overgrown with weeds and sadly in need of mowing.
After this treatment the upper 2 or 3 in, of soil are well pulverized, and fertilizers added, usually, to prevent reintroduction of seeds of weeds, in the form of guano or chemical manures.
Harrows and cultivators are used where there are few weeds, and the mulching process is the one desired.
Are the weeds getting a little high along the drive?
A more rational system of cropping now began to take the place of the thriftless and barbarous practice of sowing successive crops of corn until the land was utterly exhausted, and then leaving it foul with weeds to recover its power by an indefinite period of rest.
During this period, until the plants begin to ripen, the tilth is maintained and weeds checked first by horse cultivators or horsehoes, and, as the plants increase in size, by hand labour.
At its close the green must be carefully examined, weeds uprooted, worn patches re-turfed, and the whole laid under a winter blanket of silver-sand.
they may be mere weeds like groundsels or ragworts, or climbers masquerading like ivy, or succulent and almost leafless, or they may be shrubs and even trees.
" In the latter end of May and the begynnynge of June, is tyme to wede the come "; and then we have an accurate description of the different weeds, and the instruments and mode of weeding.
The fresh-water spider (Argyroneta) lives amongst the weeds of lakes and ponds and, like Desis, is quite at home beneath the water either swimming from spot to spot or crawling amongst the stems of aquatic plants.
All grass and weeds must be kept down, and the crust must be broken after every rain, but these seem to be the only principles upon which all agree.
The most effective tool against the weeds is a broad sharp " sweep," as it is called, which takes everything it meets, while going shallower than most ploughs.
It tends to destroy insects and weeds, and gets rid of acidity of the soil.
Scare off the birds, harrow up the weeds, cut down all that shades the crop. Ploughs, waggons, threshing-sledges, harrows, baskets, hurdles, winnowing-fans are the farmer's implements.
bare patches of ground leave room for weeds to take root.
The experience of planters in general is in favour of the complete removal of weeds from a rubber plantation.
South of the lake is a wide plain, traversed by the Semliki river, which enters the Nyanza through a swamp of tall weeds, chiefly ambach and papyrus.
Its nest is generally placed among weeds above the bottom of the water.
The threshing-floor must be smooth and rammed hard to leave no crevices for weeds and small animals to get through.
In some species young examples have been met with in which the nema ends above in a small membranous disk, which has been interpreted as an organ of attachment to the underside of floating bodies, probably sea weeds, from which the young polypary hung suspended.
broad-leaved weeds produced three times more seeds in the conventional crops.
chickpea seed a head start with uniform germination and stronger plants that can outgrow weeds and resist pests.
choked with floating weeds or algae.
cleating the asparagus bed of weeds too, but was happy to pass that over the Chris, as SB getting ravenous.
To control weeds, grow clover in the winter in areas where you have no plant cover.
comfrey plants Try to hoe every day to keep the weeds away.
Remove all weeds and rubble and level off using a compactor and spirit level, to ensure a firm, even surface.
Mulching with bark, rotted compost or the like will do a good job in keeping weeds at bay.
conspecific neighbors on the size of Brassica napus and Veronica persica weeds.
contact dermatitis from weeds; patch testing with their oleoresins.
All the greens were rebuilt with Tifdwarf Bermuda grass and the fairways resurfaced with Bermuda grass removing all the existing crab grass and weeds.
crop rotation experiments have mainly been limited by nitrogen supply and by competition from weeds.
cross-pollinate with related species, creating uncontrollable weeds.
The crop should be kept free of weeds by surface cultivations using a tractor-mounted cultivator between the rows and hand hoeing around the plants.
powered rotary cultivators - these machines use cutting, uprooting and burial to kill the weeds.
Weeds is what tortoises need, and if you can find some dandelions in your garden this will be a good start.
dermatitis from weeds; patch testing with their oleoresins.
discouragens that the earth is constantly being enriched with organic matter, turned, thereby discouraging weeds, and aerated.
June is a month of seemingly exponential growth both for the weeds and your plants.
The only thing the derelict linoleum factory is good for is weeds.
fallow, heavy land is plowed in April to give the weeds time to start into growth.
fester smell far worse than weeds. ' WHAT?
flightless wings while running back into the weeds.
As every organic gardener knows, or if you're just starting out you'll soon find out, the main problem is weeds!
germinatehree applications, at least five days apart, may be made to give extended control of later germinating weeds.
herbicide resistant ' genes from GM plants are already crossing over into weeds.
hoe off the emerging weeds Sow immediately into the prepared, weed free bed.
Around a month later will use the inter-row hoe to get the better rooted weeds e.g. vol.
injurious weeds to grow on land.
leaved weeds should be eliminated in three to four weeks.
linoleum factory is good for is weeds.
A peat or bark mulch in the Spring will assist in keeping weeds at bay.
Someone had been hoeing up the weeds by the path, possibly the related woody nightshade which may have been its host.
notifiable weeds ' like the poisonous ragwort.
noxious weeds along some of the main roads in the county.
overgrown with weeds.
overrun with weeds?
paddyse were once vibrant, green rice paddies; the tsunami reduced them to lifeless hinterlands where not even weeds will grow.
Also bare patches of ground leave room for weeds to take root.
Exeter Ship Canal Two alien weeds, parrots feather and floating marsh pennywort, have invaded Exeter Ship Canal.
perennial grass weeds.
The maize crop was in its second year, weeds were being stopped, and the Inga was recycling nutrients, including phosphorus.
Annual weeds like chickweed, and shepherds ' purse will have already started to flower and set seed.
putrescent matter, uprooted weeds, and the remains of fish and mollusks.
Under the 1959 Weeds Act, it is an offense to allow ragwort to grow on any land, whether farmland or grass verges.
I started cleating the asparagus bed of weeds too, but was happy to pass that over the Chris, as SB getting ravenous.
replenished when weeds start to grow through.
In the nursery, where there are lots of lovely little annual rudbeckias, there are a number of little weeds starting to sprout.
The result is that we tend to have fewer weeds in crops following a rye green manure.
The next hurdle to overcome is the weeds seeds.
smother the weeds on your plot with layers of old carpet?
Pernicious weeds - these include morning glory, sheep sorrel, ivy and several types of grasses.
soybean growers have used cover crops successfully in conjunction with herbicides to reduce cultivation and control weeds.
Within 50 years it became not only the commonest speedwell but also one of the commonest annual weeds.
The Minister has powers under the Weeds Act 1959 to require an occupier of land to prevent the spread of creeping thistle.
Key weeds: sow thistle is prevalent early in the season.
Under the Weeds Act 1959, the Minister has the powers to require an occupier of land to prevent the spread of spear thistle.
trampled down the weeds and it all looks really good.
Ground Cover Plants - Plants that carpet the ground with dense growth suppressing weeds.
Compost improves the texture of your soil, helps the soil to retain moisture and smothers weeds around plants.
We will clear a small pond of litter and any overgrowing weeds.
The type of weed control depends on whether annual or perennial weeds are present.
By using a selective hormonal treatment you can safely kill the broad-leaved weeds whilst leaving the grass.
Please do not trespass as habitat is under severe threat and it is easy to hike in noxious weeds and to disturb nesting birds.
We found a good selection of arable weeds in the balancing pond.
Control of invasive weeds of grassland in environmentally sensitive areas Disease resistance markers in forage grasses.
For small weeds use a spot lawn weedkiller or remove physically with a Daisy Grubber.
Weeds and weedkiller We spray weedkiller on pavements made of bricks and concrete slabs, and on the sides of tarmac pavements.
The edible weeds that plagued them have been harvested and sold or gotten woody.
Around his head hung a wreath of stinking weeds.
A few of the mouths of the smaller canals are kept open so as to receive a limited supply of water at the rise of the river in May, which then distributes itself over the lower lying lands in the interior, almost without labour on the part of the cultivators, giving birth in such localities to the most abundant crops, but by far the larger portion of the region between the rivers is at present an arid howling wilderness es dotted with tels or ruin-heaps, strewn in the most part with broken pottery, the evidence of former habitation, and bearing nothing but the camel-thorn, the wild caper, the colocynth-apple, wormwood and other weeds of the desert.
For this reason proposals have been made to plant in the place of weeds low-growing leguminous plants, the growth of which will not only prevent impoverishment and loss of soil during the rains and conserve moisture in the heat, but will also have the effect of enriching the soil in nitrogenous constituents through the power leguminous plants possess of absorbing nitrogen from the air through nodules on their roots.
In these cynic weeds and with Epicurean good humour did he dictate his politics, and in this school did the heir of the empire attend his lessons and imbibe them."
Morthoe, Luton Hoo, the Hoe at Plymouth, &c.; this is the same as Northern English "heugh" and is connected with "hang"), an agricultural and gardening implement used for extirpating weeds, for stirring the surface-soil in order to break the capillary channels and so prevent the evaporation of moisture, for singling out turnips and other root-crops and similar purposes.
above freezing, the severity of frosts in winter is thus obviated, and the growth, especially of the roots of grasses, is encouraged; (2) nourishment or plant food is actually brought on to the soil, by which it is absorbed and retained, both for the immediate and for the future use of the vegetation, which also itself obtains some nutrient material directly; (3) solution and redistribution of the plant food already present in the soil occur mainly through the solvent action of the carbonic acid gas present in a dissolved state in the irrigation-water; (4) oxidation of any excess of organic matter in the soil, with consequent production of useful carbonic acid and nitrogen compounds, takes place through the dissolved oxygen in the water sent on and through the soil where the drainage is good; and (5) improvement of the grasses, and especially of the miscellaneous herbage, of the meadow is promoted through the encouragement of some at least of the better species and the extinction or reduction of mosses and of the innutritious weeds.
"For my cultivation," said the beggar, "faith is the seed, self-combat is the fertilizing rain, the weeds I destroy are the cleaving to existence, wisdom is my plough, and its guidingshaft is modesty; perseverance draws my plough, and I guide it with the rein of my mind; the field I work is in the law, and the harvest that I reap is the never-dying nectar of Nirvana.
Keller's Landing was used during the war to land troops, but has long since gone to pieces, and is overgrown with moss and weeds.
May be the man you hoe with is inclined to race; then, by gorry, your mind must be there; you think of weeds.
A long war, not with cranes, but with weeds, those Trojans who had sun and rain and dews on their side.
This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.
Southern customers objected to its blue color, which is the evidence of its purity, as if it were muddy, and preferred the Cambridge ice, which is white, but tastes of weeds.
The stagnant water contains putrescent matter, uprooted weeds, and the remains of fish and mollusks.
It is useful for ground clearance and can be replenished when weeds start to grow through.
There could possibly be more to come, now I 've removed the infestation of weeds from the vicinity of the rhubarb plants.
In the nursery, where there are lots of lovely little annual Rudbeckias, there are a number of little weeds starting to sprout.
Want to smother the weeds on your plot with layers of old carpet?
Conventional soybean growers have used cover crops successfully in conjunction with herbicides to reduce cultivation and control weeds.
Let them not pass like weeds away, Their heritage a sunless day !
Key weeds: Sow thistle is prevalent early in the season.
By spring some weeds are already too big for the tine weeder to tackle.
So the fence came down and we trampled down the weeds and it all looks really good.
However, managed well they can help suppress pest species and reduce the ingress of troublesome weeds.
Mrs L Sharp Witton Road Grass and weeds from verge totally overgrown.
Consider Spring/Summer fallowing Weeds should also be removed from fence lines and, ideally, from neighboring land to avoid spread from wind-borne seed.
The farmer did his best to extirpate all of the weeds in his garden.
Looking at the old neighborhood park, you could tell that it had been treated with neglect because of the graffiti and overgrown weeds.
No matter what herbicides she used, weeds would continue to sprout around her tomato plants.
While the weather is warm, Jim is going to mow the lawn, wash the cars, tend to the weeds, etc.
I worry because periodically my lawn is sprayed for weeds.
You can stop having weed control sprayed on your yard, and remove your weeds the old-fashioned way.
This type of compost adds needed nutrients to your garden and reduces weeds.
Mulch is simply broken down organic matter and can be used to protect plants from the elements and prevent the growth of weeds.
The lowest category weeds out the comforters priced under $60, with several priced under $40.
Mary-Kate joined the award-winning cast of Showtime's Weeds to play the role of Tara Lindman, a girl completely devoted to all things Christian, but still partakes in a little recreational drug use.
She had a semi-regular role in the television series Weeds, and starred alongside Ben Kingsley in the movie The Wackness in 2008.
Children have a habit of growing faster than weeds and, in a tough economy especially, few people want to spend a lot of money on a dress that their child will only wear one time.
I have found this a most useful bold edging to large beds, and growing so close that it will keep all weeds off.
An excellent plant for shrubberies and covering the ground here and there in bold masses, as it grows so close that it keeps the weeds down, and in such ways also gives a better effect than in small tufts in the mixed border.
Italy, forming low, dense tufts, sheeted with rosy-pink, their beauty conspicuous among the weeds.
Common by some river-banks, and growing with water-side weeds in garden ponds and lakes, flowering in summer rose-red in bold umbels.
Groundsel (Senecio) - An immense genus of over a thousand described species, most of them worthless weeds, but with a few plants of value.
Joy-Weed (Alternanthera) - Little Brazilian weeds of the Amaranthus order, which, owing to their color, have been used in our gardens to an extent far beyond their merits.
Usually these plants are not fit for garden culture, but some are troublesome weeds.
Mayweed (Matricaria) - Weeds, excepting the double variety of M. inodora, which is a pretty plant with feathery foliage somewhat like Fennel, and with large white flowers, perfectly double.
The alpine Skullcap (S. alpina) is a spreading plant with all the vigour of the coarsest weeds of its natural order, but neat in habit and ornamental in flower.
Though often poor weeds, some have a use in gardens, though rarely for their flowers.
Level a rectangular area and clear it of weeds.
During the growing season, mulch helps reduce weeds and keeps the soil cool and moist.
It also helps keep weeds down, which is important, as strawberries don't deal well with root competition.
By raising the water level, farmers can control weeds and pests, plus easily harvest the fruit as it floats to the top.
Keep the weeds away, water them occasionally, and wait.
Taller grass shades out weeds and encourages deep root growth.
If you mow, water, and feed your lawn properly, you shouldn't have much trouble with weeds and pests.
Corn gluten meal is an organic fertilizer that also helps control weeds.
There is also less worry of bugs and weeds, making your job much simpler.
The grass will grow faster and have less competition from weeds.
Speaking of weeds, fall is the also time to combat them.
As weeds prepare for winter by pulling nutrients into the roots, herbicides are better absorbed as well.
Better absorption means better results in killing weeds.
This means that they are shown to be effective on listed pests, diseases and weeds.
Also, if you apply herbicide to kill broadleaf weeds, that should be done in October.
Remember too, raking leaves, putting down mulch and pulling weeds are all really good exercise, which everyone needs a little more of before the holiday season!
It also includes access to many articles on topics such as annuals, bulbs, weeds, landscaping, roses and how-to projects.
These sidebars alert readers to weeds and pests that are common for the time of year the issue is printed.
Avoid adding weeds, since they may carry seeds, and the seeds will get into your compost.
Use mulch around the plants to suppress weeds and retain moisture.
Weeds take water and nutrients from the garden that your vegetable plants could otherwise use.
When spread over the top of the soil, mulch suppresses weeds, helps the soil retain moisture, and shades the roots of plants.
Made from recycled materials, bulk rubber mulch provides an effective product that suppresses weeds while helping to retain moisture in the soil.
It helps retain moisture and suppress weeds.
As many gardeners who've used wood chips will attest, even when using landscape fabric pesky weeds find a way to germinate.
Mulch them well to keep the soil moist and to prevent weeds from competing with the asparagus.
Lightly cultivate the soil as well to reduce weeds.
Be sure to keep weeds pulled and mulch and fertilize each year.
Vinegar may work just as well, just be sure it is diluted in water because vinegar can kill plants and is often used as a natural herbicide to get rid of weeds.
There are many popular ways to kill weeds without the use of commercial weed killers, which may harm the environment and animals.
Listed below are some of the most popular home remedies, tips and strategies for killing undesirable weeds and plants in your lawn and garden.
Boil a pot of hot water and pour it directly onto the weeds you want to kill.
This is often used for spot treatments of weeds growing through cracks in the sidewalk or patio.
Another often-overlooked method is to remove unwanted weeds by hand or by hoe.
Landscape fabric may be used if you want to kill grass or weeds over a large area, and keep them from growing back.
However, do be aware that solarizing the soil with black plastic will kill most beneficial bacteria in addition to killing the weeds, and it will take some time for the soil to become fertile again.
Boil water and pour it directly onto the weeds you want to kill.
Removing offensive weeds by hand or using a garden hoe is often the best choice if you have weeds growing near plants, flowers or vegetables you want to keep healthy.
Using landscape fabric is an option if you need to keep weeds out of a large area, such as along garden paths or between garden beds.
Nobody knows when the idea was first conceived, or how - perhaps someone tossed vinegar outside onto the ground and realized by accident that it killed the weeds.
However it came to pass, it is still a viable option for getting rid of undesirable plants and weeds, such as dandelions and grass, in areas where you don't want them to grow.
Not only does mulch conserve water, it will also give your landscape a nice appearance and suppress unsightly weeds, too.
These weeds will not harm your lawn, but can take away from the green look many prefer.
One of the simplest methods of removing these weeds from your garden or lawn is to pull them.
It is easier to remove weeds if the ground is slightly wet as this loosens the soil.
Spending a bit of extra time removing these weeds is the best way to prevent them from growing back.
Avoid contact with the grass or other vegetation surrounding the weeds since vinegar will kill any type of growth in the area.
This will help to get rid of weeds in the future.
Mulch also helps deter any stray weeds from growing and stealing all the soil's nutrients.
The major problem for most asparagus beds is weeds.
If you don't pull weeds growing among the asparagus, they can either take over the bed and dominate the asparagus or sap vital nutrients from the plants.
The tall, fern-like fronds are actually produced by the asparagus plants themselves; don't mistake them for weeds.
The needles work together to keep water erosion down and prevent weeds from popping up in garden beds.
Weeds and insects are controlled through non-chemical means.
With too little nitrogen, plants grow slowly and are often yellow and not as thick as usual, allowing more weeds to grow.
Synthetic lawn care involves a lot of chemical treatments, from weed and feed at the beginning of the year to synthetic herbicides to control weeds around the sidewalk and pesticides to keep unwanted insects away.
If you cut the grass short, the weeds will grow faster and your grass will be shaded by the weeds, which isn't the way to grow strong grass.
Doing this forces the grass to establish deeper roots, and deep roots have less competition with weeds.
Stronger plants are better able to fight both weeds and diseases, and your new organic lawn will support more life that also improves the soil and makes it easier for your grass to thrive.
Some people are hesitant to go organic because they think it will be too difficult to control weeds and pests.
The part of growing an organic garden that worries most people is having to deal with weeds and pests.
You can always install a drip hose to water the plants and cover the exposed soil with mulch to keep the weeds down.
Organic gardens tend to take more of a conscious and concerted effort to maintain because you have to put more thought into pest control, weeds and feeding your produce.
Remove all large plants and weeds from the gardening site.
Herbicide resistant crops- This allows the farmer to spray wide spectrum herbicides on the crops and kill only the weeds.
The newspapers will help keep the weeds and grass from growing up into your raised bed.
Remove weeds: Removing any weed roots or leftover chunks of sod at this point will save you a lot of hand weeding later on.
A good thick layer of mulch prevents weeds, keeps roots cool and moist, and contributes valuable organic matter to the soil.
Weeds will not drop seeds and over a period of time you will have fewer weeds.
It takes patience and commitment, but you can prevail against unwanted weeds over time.
Then, you walk out the door and there are hundreds of weeds poking up from the mulch.
Whatever the reason, you now have weeds.
This keeps your environment healthier and more able to withstand weeds in the future.
It takes awhile, but if you can remove weeds from your garden before they begin to mature and seed then you will have fewer weeds to deal with next year and fewer the year after that.
The weeds are easily removed when they are small.
You can crowd out weeds with healthy plants.
Weeds need sunlight, waster, and nutrients just like your plants.
When you plant items close together, the weeds don't have a chance to thrive.
Mulch provides weed control by keeping the weeds from getting light, nutrients or space.
For larger weeds, using a hoe is a great idea.
This is a good way to handle weeds in pathways and other large areas of the garden.
Any sort of bare space will encourage weeds and clover.
You don't want to cause muddy areas or kill the grass because that will encourage weeds.
Often the organic gardener will see a positive change the first year and then increasingly less weeds as time goes by.
Using all the methods together will allow you to slowly eradicate the weeds in your garden in a healthy way and build up the strength of your soil and the same time.
The area usually has a layer of gravel for drainage and a heavy mulch laid down to keep the weeds from coming up through the bed.
Not only does this increase productivity, it reduces weeds, keeps the soil more moist, and shades roots.
The question remains will these products end up creating super weeds or antibiotic-resistant organisms?
You can also use a solution of ordinary household vinegar to control some of the tenacious of weeds.
Pre-emergent pesticides are most effective in the early spring before weeds have germinating.
Organic farmers must used only approved organic pesticides, which limits the effectiveness with which they are able to prevent weeds, bugs, and other problematic pests.
Eliminating known poison ivy, oak, or sumac growth in the yard or garden is also an important preventative step, but eradicating the weeds can be difficult.
Behind her lay a path of crushed grass and beyond that, tall weeds and grass.
Deep-sea weeds as a rule contain more iodine than those which are found in the shallow waters.
Its stones were carted away, and the churchyard, overgrown with weeds, became the dumpingground for rubbish.
Encouragement to seedgrowing is given by the holding of seed fairs, and bulletins are issued on weeds, the methods of treating seed-wheat against smut and on other subjects.
The Seed Control Act of 1905 brings under strict regulations the trade in agricultural seeds, prohibiting the sale for seeding of cereals, grasses, clovers or forage plants unless free from weeds specified, and imposing severe penalties for infringements.
Thus Ivan Poroshkov, Peter's contemporary, the father of Russian political economy, writes as follows: "If any land be over-much encumbered with weeds, corn cannot be sown thereon unless the weeds first be burned with fire.
Endless masses of tall weeds, belonging to a few species, cover the face of the country - large Cruciferae, Cynareae and Umbelliferae - also large quantities of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and echinata) and Lagonychium, and the white ears of the Imperata.
In this operation all stones larger than a man's fist must be taken out, and all roots of trees and of perennial weeds carefully cleared away.
Gravel walks must be kept free from weeds, either by hand weeding, or by the use of one of the many weed killers now on the market.
When weeds are thrown to the pigs, this fermentation becomes specially desirable to kill their seeds.
For the destruction of weeds on gravel walks or in paved yards a strong dose of salt, applied either dry or in a very strong solution, is found very effective, especially a hot solution, but after a time much of it becomes washed down, and the residue acts as a manure; its continued application is undesirable, as gravel so treated becomes pasty.
Whatever the seeds, the ground should be made tolerably firm both beneath and above them; this may be done by treading in the case of most kitchen garden crops, which are also better sown in drills, this admitting the more readily of the ground being kept clear from weeds by hoeing.
The ground must also be thoroughly cleared of the roots of all coarse, perennial weeds, and be worked to a fine tilth ready for turfing or sow ing.
Flower-beds should be kept well hoed and raked, to prevent the growth of weeds next month.
This is usually a busy month, as many crops have to be gathered, and, if hoeing is not promptly seen to, weeds are certain to give great trouble.
- Celery that is to be stored for winter use should be put away before the end of the month in all sections north of Virginia; south of that it may be left in most places where grown throughout the winter if well covered up. The stalks of the asparagus bed should be cut off, and burned if there are berries on them, as the seeds scattered in the soil sometimes produce troublesome weeds.
During the years in which the soil is allowed to lie fallow, the grass and weeds which spring up serve as pasture for cattle, but the poverty of the pasture is such that at least two hectares are required for the maintenance of every animal.
The wild flora of the alluvial valley was probably always restricted and eventually was reduced almost to the weeds of cultivation, when every acre of soil, at one period of the year dnder water, and at another roasted under the burning heat of a semi-tropical sun, was carefully tilled.
They burrow in the sands of every shore; they throng the weeds between tide-marks; they ascend all streams; they are found in deep wells, in caverns, in lakes; in Arctic waters they swarm in numbers beyond computation; they find lodgings on crabs, on turtles, on weed-grown buoys; they descend into depths of the ocean down to hundreds or thousands of fathoms; they are found in mountain streams as far above sea-level as some of their congeners live below it.
Linseed is subject to extensive and detrimental adulterations, resulting not only from careless harvesting and cleaning, whereby seeds of the flax dodder, and other weeds and grasses are mixed with it, but also from the direct admixture of cheaper and inferior oil-seeds, such as wild rape, mustard, sesame, poppy, &c., the latter adulterations being known in trade under the generic name of " buffum."
Lands newly broken up from pasture suit it well, as these are generally freer from weeds than those that have been long under tillage.
This is a tedious and expensive process, and hence the importance of sowing the crop on land as free as possible from weeds of all kinds.
Agassiz (in his work on Lake Superior) tells us that the roadside weeds of the north-eastern United States, to the number of 130 species, are all European, the native weeds having disappeared westwards; while in New Zealand there are, according to T.
In a state of nature, every recurring severe winter or otherwise unfavourable season weeds out those individuals of tender constitution or imperfect structure which may have got on very well during favourable years, and it is thus that the adaptation of the species to the climate in which it has to exist is kept up. Under domestication the same thing occurs by what C. Darwin has termed "unconscious selection."
The ground should be ploughed about four times and all weeds removed.
Euphorbias attain great size and orchillas are characteristic of the forest weeds.
12); C. tribuloides (bur-grass) and other species are troublesome weeds in North and South America, as the involucre clings to the wool of sheep and is removed with great difficulty.
Cynodon Dactylon, Eleusine indica, Imperata arundinacea, Sporobolus indicus, &c., and such weeds of cultivation as species of Setaria, Echinochloa.
in height, the land is harrowed for the purpose of thinning the crop and to clear it of weeds.
" Cereals, chiefly maize, with green crops and fields of gourds, alternate with fallow land overgrown by coarse grasses, weeds and stunted shrubs.
Those who reap this harvest destroy all the weeds of sorrow."
In the case of arable land the crops are poor and moisture-loving weeds flourish.
A few years ago the wheat received from the north-west was very clean indeed, but since the new land has all been cultivated the fields are growing more weedy, with the result that the wheat brought in is becoming mixed with oats and seeds of weeds, requiring more careful separating and inspection.
" The site now occupied by wide quays extending several miles in length was then entirely covered with water when the sea rose a few inches above ordinary level, and that even in a perfect calm; the banks of the river near the mouth were only indicated by clusters of wretched hovels built on piles and by narrow patches of sand skirted by tall weeds, the only vegetable product of the vast swamps beyond.
Of the total 200 species 150 (130 indigenous) are valuable for forage, 34 (20 indigenous) are classed economically as weeds, 10 are non-indigenous cereals and 6 are ornamental.
Weeds are very numerous (about 125); and some, notably the sand-bur (Solanum rostratum) cockle-bur, and tumble-weeds among indigenous, and the Russian thistle (Salsola tragus) and purslane among non-indigenous species, are agricultural pests.
Gathering the weeds took precious time, but the energy the horse would sustain from it might save their lives in the near future.
Think of the possibilities if we could reduce pollination of weeds and intrusive vegetation.
Later, thinking back, he realized it was on that one-hour bike trip the first few seeds of comprehension began to sprout something besides weeds in the garden of his mind.
Weeds are the bane of fields, lust is the bane of mankind.
Hoe for digging weeds This hoe was made by a blacksmith.
Sea vegetables (sea weeds such as dulse, kelp, wakambe, and hijiki) are an excellent source of minerals obtained from the ocean.
Traditional cemeteries also use many herbicides to deal with weeds, which run off into city water systems.
Does your uncle need someone to pull weeds in his backyard?
These usually incorporate a filter system that weeds out any particulates in the air that might end up triggering sneezing, coughing, or rashes.
Alternatively, you could simply deal with weeds the old-fashioned way.
Treasure Hunt Weeding: Need help clearing away spring's first weeds to make room for your garden?
Kids pull up weeds while hunting for the treasures.
Everyone can also get a prize, but the winner who pulls up the most weeds first get the largest prize.
She's made television appearances on Monk, and she played Celia Hodes on the hit television show Weeds.
You could even have forget-me-nots with vines and weeds growing up around the skull and through the sockets to give the tat a feeling of things long forgotten.
Clean out dead flora and weeds from the garden, add a couple of fresh layers of garden soil and mulch so that it's ready for planting.
Make oversized candy corn as a table centerpiece, combining the crocheted corn with gourds, real dried corn, and dried flowers or weeds.
The chickens liked their new run, which was purposely left full of weeds.
From the window a flower box was visible, overgrown with weeds.
You boys are growing like weeds.
She parked the car and worked her way through calf-high weeds until she reached the porch.
The seventh year's fallow prevented the exhaustion of the soil, which was further enriched by the burning of the weeds and spontaneous growth of the Sabbatical year.
It is therefore necessary not only to pulverize the soil by repeated ploughings before it be seeded, but, as it becomes gradually more and more compressed afterwards, recourse must be had to tillage while the plants are growing; and this is hoeing, which also destroys the weeds that would deprive the plants of their nourishment.
The opportunities which rotation cropping affords for the cleaning of the land from weeds is another distinct element of advantage.
Under this system the clover is ploughed up in the autumn, the nitrogen stored up in its roots being left in the soil for the nourishment of the cereal crop. The following summer the wheat crop is harvested, and an opportunity is afforded for extirpating weeds which in the three previous years have received little check.
As a permanent home the spider makes beneath the surface a thimble-shaped web, with inverted mouth, anchoring it to the weeds.
Many of the plants are annuals; among these are some of the commonest weeds of cultivation, shepherd's purse (Capsella Bursa-pastoris), charlock (Brassica Sinapis), and such common FIG.
One of the commonest tropical weeds, Evolvulus alsinoides, has slender, long-trailing stems with small leaves and flowers.
Weeds, therefore, which need sour conditions for development are checked by liming and the better grasses and clovers are encouraged.
As some of these sulphur compounds have a poisonous effect on plants, gas-lime cannot be applied to land directly without great risk or rendering it incapable of growing crops of any sort - even weeds - for some time.
To destroy the seeds, &c., of weeds, and the larvae of insect pests, a fire is often lighted, kept from the ground itself by intervening wood logs, or the seed-bed is thoroughly steamed.
The cercaria swims freely for a time and either encysts directly on grass or weeds or it enters a second host which may be another mollusc, an insect, crustacean or fish, and then encysts.
This singular phenomenon is supposed to owe its appearance to an accumulation of gas, formed by the decay of vegetable matter, detaching and raising to the surface the matted weeds which cover the floor of the lake at this point.
In these districts and others the number has become much reduced, owing doubtless in part to the fatal practice of catching the birds just before or during the breeding-season; but perhaps the strongest cause of their growing scarcity is the constant breaking-up of waste lands, and the extirpation of weeds (particularly of the order Compositae) essential to the improved system of agriculture; for in many parts of Scotland, East Lothian for instance, where goldfinches were once as plentiful as sparrows, they are now only rare stragglers, and yet there they have not been thinned by netting.
The presence of a dense population has driven out some, and brought in others, including some noxious weeds.
The first year the crop would be free from weeds, the second year only those grew whose seeds were wafted or carried by birds, the third year the crop required hoeing, which was done with sticks, and then the space was abandoned for new ground.
The upper layer of the soil must therefore be free from weeds, finely pulverized and stocked with a readily-available supply of nutriment.
Among imported pests the rabbit and sparrow, and a numerous company of European and American thistles and other weeds, have to be systematically contended with.
For the processes of the paper manufacturer esparto is used in the dry state, and without cutting; roots and flowers and stray weeds are first removed, and the material is then boiled with caustic soda, washed, and bleached with chlorine solution.
Others - the majority - live among weeds, the tubicolous ones mostly upon them.
For the successful raising of the finer sorts of willows good, well-drained, loamy upland soil is desirable, which before planting should be deeply trenched and cleared of weeds.
The ground should be kept free of weeds by frequent hoeing and, if not subject to periodical alluvial floods, manured yearly.
It flourishes best in small tanks and ponds, in which the water is constantly changing and does not freeze; in such localities, and with a full supply of food, which consists of weeds, crumbs of bread, bran, worms, small crustaceans and insects, it attains to a length of from 6 to 12 in., breeding readily, sometimes at different times of the same year.
apart, the ground being made as level and firm as possible, and the plants should be regularly thinned, hoed and kept free from weeds.
The more expeditious method is of course to lay down turf, which should be free from weeds, and is cut usually in strips of i ft.
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