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I found this growing in my carrot bed this spring, I let it grow but I still haven't figured out what it is. I shared my vegetable garden with my neighbor last season and I know he planted something late last summer. The simple resolution would be to ask him but he moved. Anyone with suggestions would be much appreciated,
It is the perfect weather today! No major winds, humidity or clouds. Just gorgeous sunshiny blue skies! I have been outside trying to weed, move plants, replant etc. around our yard. We
use our herb beds here at home for recipe developing, testing, personal use and just to try different herbs that we are not familiar with
. About 4 years ago we planted Mugwort. And let's just say I have been trying to eliminate since then! LOL This herb makes mint look docile and non-aggressive! It has a very pretty varigated leaf. But, once you plant it, it will take over! And replant itself everywhere! It also grows pretty tall and bushes out. So, if you ever decided to grow Mugwort, know that you can hack away at and it just comes back.
Mugwort was used in cooking to add a bitter taste to fats and meats. Before hops came along, it was used to make beer. It was a big medicial herb in Asian medicine. It produces a toxic oil when concentrated and used in large quanities over a prologed time. Pregnant women want to avoid it. And quite frankly, I am trying to avoid it by getting rid of it because Mugwort pollen is one of the main sources of hay fever and allergic asthma in the USA.
So, today I have been really working at pulling it all out. I will have to stay on top of this plant areas because new little sprouts seem to come from no where quickly!
For more info on this herb, check out Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mugwort
We have a problem with nut grass. (My mother bought dirt from a nursery and it was in the dirt) We pull it and its back in back in a week. She has used Roundup and it doesnt work. She bought a " nutgrass killer selective herbicide" by a company called Monterey this also had no effect. As you can see from pics below.
I love the Christmas cactus but try as i may...I have never understood how to keep them healthy and alive. I have read instructions on how to water...
Don't over water, do not allow them to dry out...Place them in well draining soil... Blah, blah, blah,...... I purchased a couple two years ago and as usual they still remain a mystery to care for.
In December of 2011 my white cactus bloomed, the pink one did not.
When I moved to a new apartment the following year I placed them at the window with my other sun loving plants as I did in my last apartment..
That December, neither bloomed.......I assumed it was the change and like the other plants... they needed to get acclimated...
I changed their soil and pots over and over again...Some dried them out to quickly like the clay pots...Others like ceramics, would keep them appearing healthy for a while but then they would stop growing.
This year the only thing I've done differently was to change the pots again!. I purchased two cheap little plastic pots from the dollar store and forgot to place holes in the bottom, however, when I watered them... I allowed them to dry out between watering...and did not bother to punch holes in the bottom because they seem fine..
I than decided this month to place them on the balcony where they receive indirect light... And guess what...They began to bud!
I still can't figure this out...What did I do right/wrong? They are blooming in May??