Why Do Weeds Grow Faster Than Flowers?
The garden at our house is very small, just a narrow strip around the boundaries. Until recently my husband took responsibility, but now it's up to me to keep the garden looking its best. I'm still learning. One of my biggest mysteries is, why do weeds grow faster than the other plants? They're all plants, right, so what makes weeds think they can just turn up out of nowhere, uninvited. Weeds dominate my gardening life.
We live on a small back section, once the backyard of the old house in front. Yung people live there, usually university students who have no interest or time to think about what their backyard looked like. Consequently, the land our house is on was, for many years, a party ground for all the weeds in the district.
Our warm New Zealand summer meant water restrictions and I've ignored the garden for a few weeks. However, in the weekend I pulled the weeds and waterd the plants heavily. That night it rained heavily. Yesterday was warm and sunny, enabling me to pull what I thought was the last of the weeds. Last night it rained again. This morning I looked out and a whole new batch of weeds showed me their cheery faces.
Can anyone explain why weeds think they have the right to overtake my garden?
Image Credit » Personal photo of Val Mills