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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Boil the water, kill the weeds


Beka Compton

A poison hemlock plant before its first dose of boiling water. Remember to always use caution around plants like hemlock as it can cause burns and is toxic.

Ray and I are celebrating one year of homeownership with a Vicki-and-Daniel style standoff; it's even garden-related!

Ray works for one of the biggest agriculture-chemical supply companies in the area as a service manager. He knows all the ins and outs of various fertilizers, weed control chemicals, ground sterilizers, and basically anything applied by tractor or plane. It has become second nature for him to try and apply that knowledge at home.

While I understand the need for chemicals when it comes to large-scale wheat production, I try to keep as much of it as possible out of my home garden...

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