Scott Stiller wrote:I’m probably in the minority on this one. I chop and drop everything. If it’s something I eat (including weeds) I don’t care how many seeds drop. A great deal of my gardens are volunteer plants. Most things I like can be easily noticed if they regrow in spring. Things I don’t like are plucked out when small. When I plant I stomp down whatever’s there then walk on it while in the garden.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:. . . Extra mulch, or extra work and maintenance. It depends on how you prefer to garden.
I usually chop off nuisance seed heads and put them in a barrel of water to rot. . .
Rebecca Norman wrote:. . . grasses sometimes have more ability to sprout and spike up through mulch, and are said to hinder the growth of trees.
Hugo Morvan wrote:. . . i personally do not accept grasses to grow anywhere on my path or in my beds. Grass is a fierce competitor, although i appreciate it's endurance and do see the mycelia around it's root zone, i haven't heard of any proof that letting it be is of any benefit to my veggies.
Hugo Morvan wrote:. . . I still hope reading a differing opinion has shed some light on your situation.