posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 07:34 AM
reply to post by stanguilles7
People around here are the same way. They spend a lot of money on their lawns. My daughter lives in town and the neighbors are giving her weed
killer for her lawn saying the city doesn't allow noxious weeds. These people that are telling her this are misconceived. The city law states that
the lawns are to be mowed so the noxious weeds don't get ugly. The flowers from these weeds attract bees and people walking on the city right away
could get stung. These same people plant flowers along the sidewalk and they attract bees. The origination of these laws had a good basis, but
people twisted them all around to fit their desires. Instead of just cutting these weeds the people plant grass and the grasses they choose most
times are not drought tolerant. Perennial rye are better than bluegrass for drought tolerance. These people are watering their lawns often or they
turn all brown. We have a water shortage starting worldwide, although we have lots here. It's expensive to water your lawn though even though we
have plenty of water.
I would rather grow veggies or spices and herbs than grass. I live in the country and have lots of wild raspberries. I have dandelions, clovers,
plantain, Yarrow, and daisies along with ryegrass as the basis for my yard. I am developing the yard by not cutting it so often or short as I used
to. I don't have to water it very often anymore because the plush bluegrass dried out and died in the drought around 08 when I gave up watering it
every single day. I am letting the pickerbushes grow in some places, they have a right to live also. I have all the information in my brain to
challenge anyone who calls a thistle or burdock a noxious weed. I know many medical properties of the other noxious weeds that grow in the yard and
also which ones can be eaten. I've planted asparagus, an edible fern like plant that requires little care, definitely a noxious weed to some yet they
will spend three bucks a pound for it in the store not realizing what the plant they are bitching about is.
This hate of noxious weeds has been around for a while and is a conditioning brought about ourselves over the years. It isn't a conspiracy as much as
a separation within the classes. Those who can afford to buy everything from the stores look down on those who eat natural foods. They think they
are better and deserve not to have to grow their own and others should have to work to pay for these things. They have not tasted the tender young
dandelion leaves in the spring times. They have not tasted burdock roots in a soup, They curse those thorns and thistles as god said they would in
Genesis, not realizing if they ate them they would need less medicines. I guess they haven't looked at the price of organic burdock root at the
health food stores or bought expensive dandelion greens. Mix a few dandelion greens and plantain leaves with some iceburg lettuce and you have a good
cheap nutritious salad that has many medical values. People believe that what is bought in stores is superior to what they or nature grows. Just
because it's bigger doesn't mean it's better. They can learn what to feed their weeds to make them healthier and more nutritious too.
Humans are easily deceived, we believe those who are prestigious more than our ancestors and parents. We have been led to believe that the way of
society is much better than the way of the past and that society is more right than logic. I was there before till I opened my eyes and saw the
truth. Spend time in nature and nature will teach us. If you want to understand what nature is saying and why, use the net and study what you think
mother nature is trying to show you. The truth is hidden not destroyed.
It's good to see that you grow your own stuff Stanguillas, maybe that's why you seem to have awareness.
edit on 27-7-2012 by rickymouse
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