My garden is living proof that plants need food, water and sunshine to grow. I provided water and fertilizer but the backyard was sunny for only a part of the day. This year, we moved the garden to the side of the house and WOW! It turns out a lot more sun spurs a lot more growth. Our plants are doing well. Unfortunately, so are the weeds. Which makes me wonder, why do weeks seem to grow so quickly?
“Actually weeds don’t grow faster than other plants, weeds just time things a lot better,” said Steve Bowe, a group leader in Biology Research and Development at BASF told me.
It’s the kind of buzz you don’t want to generate. Some of the largest mosquitoes in the world are landing and biting in the Tar Heel state and it’s all thanks to Hurricane Florence. An outbreak of blood-sucking mosquitoes called Psorophora ciliata, or “gallinippers,” is being reported in parts of the state hit hardest by flooding generated by the hurricane. That species of mosquito can grow three times larger than regular mosquitoes.