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The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did

In my garden, anyway.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARILYNNE ROACH

When I bought my house, one of the first things I did was plow up my compacted back yard. I didn’t think I had to worry about the grass—surely being chopped up into little pieces would take care of it.

Well, it was mostly quack-grass. Every cut-up root piece sprouted a new plant.

I’m still digging it out, 15 years later.

This article was published originally in 2021, in GreenPrints Issue #126.


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