Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Manroot Removed

This weekend I removed a huge manroot from along the fence. This is the plant that has been causing so much work every year.

Here it is the next day with most of the dirt off it. I wouldn't have been able to get this out if it weren't for all the rain we just got. You can see my previous attempt which only created a spade shaped hole in the side.

I'll be out hunting for more next weekend after we get a little more rain. I think the tables may have turned.

Here's the recent harvest of smaller, first year plants.
Late season manroot removal
Manroot Maintenance
Hedgehog art from a manroot seedpod


  1. Wow - that root is huge! Looks like you had a work out. Congrats!

  2. whoa!
    I'll try to remember the size of that root the next time I start complaining about our Bermuda grass.

  3. Congratulations!

    Do you have a use for it in mind?

  4. Yes, these can get as big a man - hence the name!

    @ Anonymous - the only thing I can think of to do with it is dance on it's grave.

    I would have to grind it into tiny bits to compost it which isn't really very practical, can't bury it - that's just what it wants me to do... I am afraid it's destined for the city green bin which is designated for plant refuse.

    We almost never create any plant refuse that can't be mulched or composted so this will be a rare contribution


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