Growing Herbs in Texas: Weedy Crops

| 9/24/2009 3:41:36 PM


Cynthia Meredith has been gardening with herbs, reading about herbs, and discussing herb gardening in Texas for more than 20 years. She has owned The Herb Cottage ( for over 10 years, selling herb plants to people all over our state.

Yesterday was the first day of autumn, and we had a lovely cool, cloudy and rainy day. I know the hot weather isn't over yet (it's supposed to get up into the low 90s this weekend), but even that is a relief from our brutal summer. For now, I'm enjoying the cooler weather and the rain.

My newly planted bed has responded to the rain with a growth spurt of everything—including weeds! Well, what did I expect, you might ask? I've been wishing for rain and watering when it didn't rain. Those weed seeds were just waiting for some moisture to show themselves. And, show themselves, they have.

Weedy crops

Guess which one is the weed? Why the most prolific one, of course!