Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Calling on Gardeners

25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away.26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.
27 "The farmer's workers went to him and said, 'Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?'
28 "'An enemy has done this!' the farmer exclaimed.
"'Should we pull out the weeds?' they asked.
29 "'No,' he replied, 'you'll uproot the wheat if you do.30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.'"

Matthew 13:24-29 (NLV)

Do any of you know what kind of weed this is or whether it is even a weed? It came up in the part of the garden where I planted vegetables last year. I don't recognize it so I think it is a weed. But it looks awfully robust and large to be a weed so I thought I'd better check with someone who might know more. It has pointed edges around the leaves.

Now here is another question. I've always heard that you should pull the weeds from the garden while the plants/crops are growing. The scripture passage above seems to suggest otherwise? Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance for your help. I'll check back later for comment replies. God bless your day.

1 comment:

Garden Lily said...

I guess you've pulled it by now, and yes, it's a weed. Small yellow flower I believe. Long taproot, but usually pulls out fairly easily. All the best with your garden!

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