> Okay, Larry......Here's a bit of an update on what I am trying to do
> here in Venus, TX.
Sounds like your growing season is doing just that... Did you ever use those
seeds I sent you?
A though about your Queen Ann's Lace... seems to me you are doing the right
thing... watching what's going on in your garden and trying to
understand/learn from what you are seeing. Trying to do what the garden
seems to be telling you to do. Will you make "mistakes"? Sure. But then so
does everyone else including Mother Nature. Evolution is, after all, a
matter of trial and "error". I suspect that if the Lace was overwhelming the
garden we wouldn't be having this discussion. The Lace would be turning into
mulch as we write. But since it has not become oppressive then perhaps
leaving it gives you an interesting condition to observe. Or cut some and
leave some and see what happens. If MN can mess about with the ecosystem why
Glad to hear David's got a good job again. Hope he isn't too bothered by
Even though I don't have an acre of prime land to play with I think I'll
have some fun with the local floras and faunas. Got three city lots, all
next to each other, to play with. Unfortunately, all three lots have a tall
building on it, so sunlight is hit and miss. Oh well, just that many more
microclimates to tinker with. Also unfortunately most of my time is
committed to getting ready for the upcoming boat trip, which makes long-term
garden planning/doing somewhat delicate. I get four months of prime growing
time and then off we go around the Great Loop for a year.