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2021-08-08 12:11:28 PM  
Makes a decent tea tho, ask Socrates.
 
2021-08-08 1:17:00 PM  

alechemist: Makes a decent tea tho, ask Socrates.


The headline SAID he was unavailable.
 
2021-08-08 1:18:22 PM  
But seriously, that stuff is ALL OVER this year. I don't recall it being like this before.
 
2021-08-08 1:22:58 PM  
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2021-08-08 1:49:40 PM  
At this rate literally every plant in this region will be hemlock by 2029.
 
2021-08-08 1:53:39 PM  
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2021-08-08 2:13:43 PM  
Peppervine is taking over here.

It just appeared out of nowhere a few years ago.  Birds probably.

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2021-08-08 2:17:21 PM  

buttercat: Peppervine is taking over here.

It just appeared out of nowhere a few years ago.  Birds probably.

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Those farking ring necked doves... I blame them for no reason.
 
2021-08-08 3:41:28 PM  
Around these parts, it's Pokeweed. It's farking everywhere. If anyone knows a good way to kill this sh*t, please tell me.
 
2021-08-08 3:43:40 PM  
Steve Martin-Death Of Socrates
Youtube RVc8jwYexjE
 
2021-08-08 3:45:10 PM  
Kills the Covid better then any Vaccine.

not really
 
2021-08-08 3:45:57 PM  
Watch out for the Giant Hogweed too, nasty plant and can blister and burn your skin

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2021-08-08 3:46:03 PM  
This thread has me in stitches.

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2021-08-08 3:47:06 PM  

buttercat: Peppervine is taking over here.

It just appeared out of nowhere a few years ago.  Birds probably.

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That looks delicious.
 
2021-08-08 3:47:42 PM  
We had some in the back of our yard. We also had zero Socrateses in our yard, so I guess it works as a repellant.
 
2021-08-08 3:48:53 PM  
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2021-08-08 3:50:12 PM  
So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?
 
2021-08-08 3:50:26 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Watch out for the Giant Hogweed too, nasty plant and can blister and burn your skin

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That's just Queen Anne's Lace. A member of the aster genus. Basically a wild carrot.

They are delicious
 
2021-08-08 3:51:48 PM  

GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?


Nah. Darker the berry...

Delicious
 
2021-08-08 3:51:56 PM  
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2021-08-08 3:56:22 PM  
Why is more hemlock a danger? We are just asking questions here.
 
2021-08-08 3:57:34 PM  

GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?


That infringes on their constitutional freedumbs
Who are you to tell someone they can't eat poisonous plants you communist
 
2021-08-08 4:04:38 PM  

uberalice: Around these parts, it's Pokeweed. It's farking everywhere. If anyone knows a good way to kill this sh*t, please tell me.


Pull it up and dig out the roots, before it starts to set seeds.  The roots are big and it will resprout if you don't get them up.
 
2021-08-08 4:07:42 PM  
"USE HERBICIDES" they commanded, guaranteeing more extinction of species at a time when entire watersheds are being reduced to ash each week.
 
2021-08-08 4:08:29 PM  

uberalice: Around these parts, it's Pokeweed. It's farking everywhere. If anyone knows a good way to kill this sh*t, please tell me.


Poke salat. Pressure cook the leaves w some bacon. Eat w cornbread
 
2021-08-08 4:11:04 PM  

dave0821: GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?

That infringes on their constitutional freedumbs
Who are you to tell someone they can't eat poisonous plants you communist


Nothing that a gallon of buttermilk ranch couldn't fix up.
 
2021-08-08 4:11:36 PM  

FrancoFile: uberalice: Around these parts, it's Pokeweed. It's farking everywhere. If anyone knows a good way to kill this sh*t, please tell me.

Pull it up and dig out the roots, before it starts to set seeds.  The roots are big and it will resprout if you don't get them up.


Take the root and scrape w a knife. Toss it in a bucket of water for a few days or until water is just a smudge discolored. Let dogs cats chickens drink the water. Natural wormer
 
2021-08-08 4:11:53 PM  
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I would backpedal warily into a bush, but it's probably hemlock.
 
2021-08-08 4:14:50 PM  
Isn't that one of those invasive species that is over here, because some spoiled rich idiot who was the heir of a large fortune, back in the 19th century, decided he wanted to import to the Americas, every plant and animal ever mentioned by Shakespeare?  I use him as a case study on why both people can be too rich, and why rich people don't make good decisions for everyone else.
 
2021-08-08 4:20:11 PM  

puffy999: But seriously, that stuff is ALL OVER this year. I don't recall it being like this before.


This is what happens when you chop down all the natural vegetation. Other stuff tends to grow.
 
2021-08-08 4:21:05 PM  

Subtonic: HighlanderRPI: Watch out for the Giant Hogweed too, nasty plant and can blister and burn your skin

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That's just Queen Anne's Lace. A member of the aster genus. Basically a wild carrot.

They are delicious


That is so not true it is almost painful to read.  Hogweed is taking over Canada and it is frightening how noxious that plant is.   I live in California and poison oak is everywhere, but I pity the parts of Canada overrun with Hogweed.
 
2021-08-08 4:22:42 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Watch out for the Giant Hogweed too, nasty plant and can blister and burn your skin

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It was also a terrible Genesis song.
 
2021-08-08 4:22:56 PM  

puffy999: But seriously, that stuff is ALL OVER this year. I don't recall it being like this before.


In the last 3ish years it has been blowing up around me.  You'd see it every once in a while, but now it's at every woods/grass transition and every freshly cut right of way.
 
2021-08-08 4:23:22 PM  

GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?


Everyone you know would consider you a clown.
 
2021-08-08 4:23:35 PM  

GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?


I still remember as a kid growing up in Texas hearing a story about a boy scout troop that used oleander sticks to roast marshmallows.  As you can imagine it did not end well. Think they just got sick not dead.
 
2021-08-08 4:35:49 PM  
Privet hedge and bradford pear trees make kudzu look tame by comparison. I've pulled both up with a tractor and burned. Just to have more take its place. I'm buying 32 acres of what used to be open pasture with a 2 acre pond for about half what it was worth 10 yrs ago. Old man died and they took livestock off of it and the ornamental pear trees and privet have made it so thick you about have to cut your way through it
 
2021-08-08 4:38:06 PM  
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2021-08-08 4:51:41 PM  

illegal: Illegals kill more.


Oh, look, it's this racist asshole.
 
2021-08-08 5:00:26 PM  

spleef420: illegal: Illegals kill more.

Oh, look, it's this racist asshole.


Yes, we know.
 
2021-08-08 5:05:19 PM  

dbaggins: Subtonic: HighlanderRPI: Watch out for the Giant Hogweed too, nasty plant and can blister and burn your skin

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That's just Queen Anne's Lace. A member of the aster genus. Basically a wild carrot.

They are delicious

That is so not true it is almost painful to read.  Hogweed is taking over Canada and it is frightening how noxious that plant is.   I live in California and poison oak is everywhere, but I pity the parts of Canada overrun with Hogweed.


Taking over Canada...

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2021-08-08 5:05:25 PM  

GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?


Because hemlock has hollow stems and sometimes a kid will make a whistle out of it. And then their skin blisters, their lips go numb, then their throat and then their chest.
 
2021-08-08 5:06:10 PM  
The article makes a big deal out of it being poisonous but fails to mention many other common plants are toxic as well...

Not tough to buy oleanders for example...

https://www.amazon.com/Oleander-Plant​s​/s?k=Oleander+Plants
 
2021-08-08 5:08:53 PM  

GregInIndy: So what's the fear here? Don't eat farking random plants in your yard. Ya morans.

Even as a kid in SoCal I knew oleander bushes were everywhere, it was deadly poisonous, and not to @&#%ing eat it. Why would I?


It's a respiratory depressant, so if you mow it it can kill you (has to be a big area).  Also if you walk through it, touch your clothes, and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth it can be enough to cause breathing issues; especially in children.
 
2021-08-08 5:09:34 PM  

illegal: Illegals kill more.


YOU DON'T GET IT. THIS IS THE FARKING CATALINA WINE MIXER. GODDAMN IT.
 
2021-08-08 5:17:53 PM  
Socrates unavailable for comment

It's not news....
 
2021-08-08 5:29:47 PM  

buttercat: Peppervine is taking over here.

It just appeared out of nowhere a few years ago.  Birds probably.

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Lucky. All I get is mile-a-minute weed and lantern flies
 
2021-08-08 5:52:22 PM  

acouvis: The article makes a big deal out of it being poisonous but fails to mention many other common plants are toxic as well...

Not tough to buy oleanders for example...

https://www.amazon.com/Oleander-Plants​/s?k=Oleander+Plants


Venomous.

Sorry, pet peeve.
 
2021-08-08 5:53:55 PM  

thrillbilly1967: Privet hedge and bradford pear trees make kudzu look tame by comparison. I've pulled both up with a tractor and burned. Just to have more take its place. I'm buying 32 acres of what used to be open pasture with a 2 acre pond for about half what it was worth 10 yrs ago. Old man died and they took livestock off of it and the ornamental pear trees and privet have made it so thick you about have to cut your way through it


Sweet ornamental pear farm you got there!

You get to pare pears in your private privet patch.
 
2021-08-08 5:58:10 PM  

acouvis: The article makes a big deal out of it being poisonous but fails to mention many other common plants are toxic as well...

Not tough to buy oleanders for example...

https://www.amazon.com/Oleander-Plants​/s?k=Oleander+Plants


I mean, my yard is full of deadly nightshade that grows as a weed, but I'm not going to let hemlock grow here. The stems are poisonous even 3 years after drying them out. The nightshade never did me wrong, but hemlock will do you dirty.
 
2021-08-08 6:12:58 PM  

LarryDan43: acouvis: The article makes a big deal out of it being poisonous but fails to mention many other common plants are toxic as well...

Not tough to buy oleanders for example...

https://www.amazon.com/Oleander-Plants​/s?k=Oleander+Plants

Venomous.

Sorry, pet peeve.


Something is only venomous if it injects the toxin. If you eat it and it's toxic, it's just poisonous.
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