Don't use Weed and Feedusing toxic chemicals
Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:58 PM
The poor little tree frog had somehow got into the shed, and jumped into the bag. I suspect it was a pretty gruesome death, first nerve damage, then desiccation. There isn't a drop of moisture in his little body - completely mummified. It's a real shame, because I love our little tree frog population here in the Pac NW, and I felt guilty for being so careless.
So, I gave away my bag of weed and feed, and vowed never to use it again. I wonder how many amphibians have walked over our lawn after applications of it, and if not been killed, made pretty sick. It was a good lesson for me, and I have cut WAY back on use of any kind of non-organic garden products - and even the ones that are deemed 'safe' I use with a hugh amount of caution.
I keep his poor, martyred body on my drafting table to serve as a constant reminder of the unintended consequences of the use of chemical products.
Can I have a Kleenex, please
Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:48 PM
Oh - when I read the topic title I was thinking "that's the best time to feed!"
Sorry - my bad.
Sorry - my HS warped brain still makes pot jokes.
Poor little froggy. I love frogs. That sucks.
That's really funny - the first part!
Yeah, I felt really sorry for the little guy. I've gotten fertilizers and stuff on my skin and it tingles.
I can't imagine what it would be like to be wallowing in it. Sort of like being sprayed with Agent Orange.
Thanks, M and D (corporate names witheld to avoid castigation for being political.)
Yeah, I was sort of taken back by it.
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