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Posted by: boxienuts at Fri Jul 17 23:23:41 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by boxienuts ]  
   

Yes indeed, I as a retired county extention master gardener (when I actually "retire" from my day job and have time to volenteer I will become active again) I couldn't agree more. I myself take it one step farther and see it as there really aren't any "pests", and there really aren't any "weeds", just other insects and other plants, and I really try to not only tollerate the diversity of both but actually embrase and injoy having diversity in my yard, and if fact between the variety of cultivated plants and my wild flower garden, and ponds encourage an aboundance of insect, plant (weeds) and wildlife in general diversity, which I find facinating. I love seeing all these "weird" and interesting looking insects that I have never seen before in my yard, and that in turn attracts deverse bird types, and toads and frogs, and snakes, ect, ect. Sure if certain "weeds" get out of hand in my veggie garden I go thru and hand pull to thin out but I don't even try to eliminate, same with insects, sure ants can start coming in the house and can be a problem, but I just try to thin them out, discourage them from wanting to come in or have a reason, or block the way in, but not try to wipe them out and everything down the line including me since I drink my tap water which comes from a well.
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