noxious wild mustard prevalent in the Thompson River Valley

As some of you know, my blog has been blocked for a week due to supposed malware. It’s been a long and frustrating wait to have it cleared. Thanks to my technical support J for putting up with my near daily complaints and to the server hosts for their work. Warm thanks also to the many concerned readers who emailed me. I am deeply relieved to have my sites back and hope that all will be fine now for a long time!

Note the noxious rating for this very wide-spread plant which we helped weed out of our daughter’s garden and which covers huge areas of farm and ranchland in southern BC. (see the top photo here). Each plant produces 2,000 – 3,500 seeds that may remain viable in the soil for decades and is poisonous to grazing horses and cattle. Noxious is what these evil doers on the internet are – may they choke on their own poison.

UPDATE: Note that commenters are now required to answer a simple question. This is to keep out robots. I hope that it does not deter friendly visitors but should you have a problem with this, please contact me.

July 3, 2013 in Blogging by Marja-Leena