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December 4, 2012

This is a very good post by a fellow blogger, Argylesock from England. She is a very intelligent biologist who “gets it” when it comes to duckweed. What a great perspective. Enjoy!

via Duckweed.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Munroe permalink
    December 6, 2012 1:38 pm

    Interesting, aside from yet one more recommendation to poison the world with Monsanto’s glyphosate. That stuff doesn’t break down, and it doesn’t go away like a fart in the wind, no matter what Big M says.



    • December 6, 2012 7:09 pm

      I’m with you on whether it breaks down as easily as is commonly understood but I do use it for poison ivy as a hoe just doesn’t cut it when clearing a path through three acres of a wooded trail and I don’t want to risk 3 weeks of misery upon inadvertant contact. That’s about all I do use it for. (Then I roll it on the leaves and not broadcast spray.) Our planet has enough toxins to deal with as it is…


    • December 7, 2012 10:39 am

      I agree that glyphosphates are to be treated with caution. Mentioned them in my post about duckweeds but to tell the truth, I’m far from convinced. Now you’ve brought this up, I’ll add this class of herbicides to my ever-lengthening ‘to blog’ list.


    • May 16, 2013 10:50 pm

      PS Belatedly, I’ve learned that I misspelled glyphosate (it’s not ‘glyphosphate’) and also that there’s evidence linking it to human diseases. I blogged about that a few weeks ago.


  2. December 4, 2012 11:21 am

    Thank you! You’re the person who got me interested in the duckweed and I’ve learned a lot researching and writing my post about it.

    Just in case it matters, my username here is argylesock with no ‘s’ on the end


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