Thursday, May 14, 2009


Two of my neighbors had their property sprayed today. They sprayed with fertilizer (I could live with that), Dimension (a pre-emergent) and Triplett SF (herbicide). If I had put out my veggies already they would have been hit with this (which, thankfully, I am behind, so they weren't out yet), but what REALLY worries me is the pre-emergent. I am REALLY worried about getting my seed sown plants to germinate and grow (lettuce, turnips, carrots, bok choi, radicchio, pumpkins, squash, zuchs, beans, etc, etc, etc). I had trouble last year with my squash and Paul over at and I narrowed it down to pre-emergent. I have been so careful to have this happen now is just heart breaking.

I am also really worried about my raspberries, blackberries, grapes, and strawberries.

I want to SCREAM!!!!


  1. Don't you hate that! I'm so glad I don't have neighbors on either side, just woods. I do have to worry about deer/rabbits/groundhogs eating my crops, but I can easily put up fences for that, unlike for the chemicals you deal with.

    My mom's neighbor is always half killing her lilac bush because she sprays so much weed killer in her lawn.

  2. That is so rude! Even the most ridiculously rageful herbicide user knows that the correct thing to do is warn the neighbors first so they can cover their gardens. What a dolt!

    Did you say anything to them?