Nice piece, Kay. When the Pilgrims first started farming in America, the Indians tried to show them how to plant marigolds between the crops to keep down the weeds. The Pilgrims wouldn’t listen. To this day, farmers refuse to consider plants like marigolds and other wildflowers to keep down weeds. They claim pesticides and herbicides are the only way. It’s quite a sad commentary, but it’s got historical precedence. It’s got the Pilgrims, and who would possibly question the Pilgrims? Thanks for the post.

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