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I don’t get no respect: crabgrass August 5, 2009

Filed under: Herbs — Martin John Brown @ 1:55 pm
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You really need to give crabgrass (Digitaria sp.) some props. It comes up out of the cracks in my (permeable, pavers-in-sand) driveway in the middle of the absolutely dry Oregon summer, in the midst of a weeklong 100+F heatwave.  It’s green, pliable, even moist underneath, like nothing unusual is going on.

photo: flickr user pollyalida (Creative Commons)

photo: flickr user pollyalida (Creative Commons)

Why not just convert the whole lawn to this and be done?  Or, alternatively, convert the driveway to a giant Scrabble board.


There will be plenty of time to pull weeds while your opponent agonizes over what to do with EEQAGIE.