When I first saw this, I thought it was an April Fools joke, but no, it's a real product. Check out the Weed Flame Torch Kit. Yes, instead of pulling or hoeing weeds, you can burn them with a 100,000 BTU torch! They also make a 500,000 BTU model for those of you with higher-than-average testosterone levels. ROTFLMAO! I've always said I thought flamethrowers would make excellent gardening implements, but I was *joking*.
Rita Rudner says men will cook if there's danger involved (hence the thriving market for gas grills). But will they garden if there's danger involved?
Rainy Day Gardening is brought to you by Meg and Janet, two librarians who like to play in the dirt.
Born and raised in Northern California, Janet started gardening when she was about 4 (mumble mumble years ago). After relocating to Portland, OR, she became a true rainy day gardener, gardening in the rainy Northwest for 14 years. In 2010, she picked up stakes (and other garden implements) and moved to Southern California, where rainy day gardening is a rarity. She now gardens on about 2/10 of an acre, growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, trees, shrubs, and a fine crop of weeds. Her interests include carnivorous plants, citrus, cottage gardening, her greenhouse, and anything edible.
Meg was born in South Carolina and raised all over the country (plus Japan!), but has been living in Seattle since 1992 and now considers it "home." She has only been gardening for about two years (just bought her first home) and is still in the learning stages. Her interests include bright colors, plants she can snack on while she's weeding, and learning how to keep things healthy and happy without using chemicals.