Inner Electric

I’m not like most Americans. When most Americans see plants they didn’t plant — also known as weeds — they just pull them out without a second thought. You don’t think about whether it could be dangerous, and I can almost guarantee you don’t think about whether it could be healthy.

The weed I’m talking about today is dangerous. Do not under any circumstances eat it. Don’t even taste-test it, it’s that nasty.

My ‘dad’ started a scattered garden in our backyard, and part of gardening is weeding. Weeding can both be awesome and suck.

Fortunately, we don’t have poison ivy or stinging nettle. But we do have spurge.

When I first saw spurge, I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t bother weeding it out at the time because there was so much of it blanketing the ground and I am too lazy to pull all those tiny weeds…

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