So yesterday it was a nice day and I went and weeded for about 3 hours outside...and I have very little to show for it. I have to blame my husband, when we were looking for houses he wanted a big yard...although by most standards this isn't big. We do live in the city, but have 9600 sqft. So compared to the new construction we have a farm, and compared to the farms I grew up on I have a pea patch.
But we have a lot of garden space, and the silly horsetail is coming up. I always figjt with it in the spring. Those silly prehistoric weeds make me crazy. I know people who have used fire, chemicals, digging, and anything else you can think of and they still come back.
We have found that if you pick them in the spring as soon as they are high enough to get a hold of, they come back 1-2 times more in the season and then they are too week to come back. Then we are free until the next spring. Each spring there seems to be less, but everyone in our neighborhood still has them, no matter how hard they try.
So it is off to do battle with the prehistoric weeds that will probably survive a nuclear bomb...