Leah Sattler wrote:
the phrase "remains worthwhile" is rather subjective. so there can be no master list of weeds or perfect weed control options.
Brenda Groth wrote:most ornamental perennials i have also are edible by humans or by animals or produced edible fruits that aren't generally eaten by people but can be, or provide wildlife food.
paul wheaton wrote:
Pulling all weeds from a garden seems very contrary to permaculture to me. Most plants that elect to pop up in a garden do more good than harm. Plus, if you pull them, then more wild plants will just fill the void later. Further, when you pull a weed, there is a good chance that the roots of the plants that you like are pretty intertwined with the so-called weed. Pulling would disturb the sensitive roots of the other plant.
If you want less stuff to grow around what you plant, the obvious solution is to mulch. My favorite smothering mulch is hay or straw. ..