john gault wrote:
... And there is a certain satisfaction I get by pulling the stuff out by the roots
... However, on bare ground where the stuff is established I'm fully aware of how deep and entrenched them roots can be.
BTW, When one fights bermuda grass one must wonder if this is the ultimate life form on earth.
1) When I eliminated the Bermuda grass from our "lawn" in Berkeley, I first uprooted as much as I could. Very satisfying, I agree!
Then I started the dig-and-sift process. Believe me: those roots were
"deep and entrenched." I remember one in particular that was over 6 feet long.
2) Ultimate form of life on earth I think must be either cockroaches
; opinions are divided. But both are ancient, from pre-Cretaceous times (I think?), whereas most mammals date from the post-Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary mammalian radiation, so we're pretty new on the block.
--Having lived in old buildings where roaches
also live, I'd rather deal with Bermuda grass; at least it doesn't contaminate my food supply.
...well, I've swum in the San Francisco Bay (warmest temps are in August, approx. 56* F, or 14* C), where it's too cold for most shark species. I only bumped into a shark once. I think we were both incredibly startled. When I got back to shore, other swimmers said it was probably a young [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_shark]leopard shark[/url], harmless to people--except for sudden accelerations in heart rate and swimming speed!