My New Nemesis

13 Jul

How long does it take to rid an acre of pumpkins of water hemp?  I don’t know.  I’m at seven hours so far.  I’ll let you know the total when I’m done.

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I am optimistic that when I get through it, the pumpkins will have grown enough to not need to weed them again. (I hope. I hope. I hope.)  Honestly, if I could wave a magic wand and remove the water hemp, it would look really good!  But I can’t do that, so I will keep pulling.

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I actually see some little pumpkins on the plants that came up from the first two plantings.

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The ones from the third planting are growing well.

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Now I just need a bit of continued luck, and we’ll have plenty of pumpkins for the pumpkin patch this fall.

And a totally random thing:  today is my 6th anniversary on WordPress.  This is my 2,333rd post.  Although, few of those I transferred from my previous blog.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.

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15 Responses to “My New Nemesis”

  1. brokenbarn July 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    I hate water hemp. Almost as much as I hate thistles. Almost.

    • Teresa July 13, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      This year, I hate the water hemp even more. It seems to hate me too.

      • brokenbarn July 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

        It is not a nice weed! Is it breaking off or pulling ok? Do you need help? I have children that could help you.

      • Teresa July 16, 2016 at 8:02 am #

        Most are pulling now that the ground is softer. Of course, the ones I broke when I was first pulling and watering just keep breaking.

  2. pattisj July 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    Happy anniversary to you and your blog! Cute baby pumpkin! Hope all continues to go well. That’s a LOT of weeding.

  3. Suzanne Gunter McClendon July 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    I’ve never heard of water hemp. I’m glad that your pumpkins are coming along nicely.

    Happy WordPress-aversary!

    Have a blessed night. 🙂

    • Teresa July 16, 2016 at 7:59 am #

      Thanks, Suzanne! Water hemp is horrible here in the midwest.

  4. Margaret Birding For Pleasure July 14, 2016 at 12:15 am #

    Congratulations 6 years. that is marvelous. now that field looks like VERY hard work. This wil be my last comment until after 31st July due to my family visiting from Malawi however I have posts schefuled in for each day so enjoy.

    • Teresa July 16, 2016 at 7:59 am #

      Enjoy your visits!

  5. Alica July 14, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    I don’t think I’ve heard of water hemp either, but if it’s a weed, I despise it along with you!! Your pumpkins look happy, despite the water hemp and lack of rain! 🙂

    • Teresa July 16, 2016 at 8:01 am #

      Lucky! It’s one that has an interesting reproduction cycle that makes it resistant to most chemicals. This year is worse than others for some reason.

  6. Eileen Wise July 14, 2016 at 7:59 am #

    YAY for the little pumpkins. I have not heard of water hemp. I learned something new today. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

    • Teresa July 16, 2016 at 8:01 am #

      I was very happy to see the little pumpkins already!

  7. Jeanne July 15, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    I had never heard of water hemp, so I asked my husband about it. He said he knew about it. Hmm! It surely sounds like a nasty weed! I hope you’ll be able to get rid of it!

    • Teresa July 16, 2016 at 8:03 am #

      It is horrible! I still need to get back out there and pull more. I had a delay due to the farmer’s markets.

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