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Old August 9, 2016   #16
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Thanks for posting that one. It's close to home for me, too. I am about two hours from St Louis.
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Old August 11, 2016   #17
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I remember planting the long season chinese radishes, and they spread everywhere. There were empty plots next to mine. The village would keep mowing them down, when they went to seed, which spread the seed everywhere. It started out as a couple of short rows in my plot. When I left it was completely covering all of the adjacent plots. It has been about 10 years since I left for a different community garden, they are still going strong, and I still go out there to harvest the wild growing radishes.
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Old August 11, 2016   #18
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Redroot pigweed is the absolute worst weed I can imagine! It will out compete any crop I know, and be 6 feet tall in two weeks, I swear you can see it grow! And to top it off, a large plant can contain a million seed.
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Old August 11, 2016   #19
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The thorny pigweed is the really wicked stuff. I don't mind the non-thorny, at least I can pull it by hand.

If anyone could ever discover a use for Johnson Grass tubers that make them valuable, I'd be sitting on a gold mine.
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