Subs wrote: >David was polite. Understand that no means no. Take it elsewhere. Hi, Subs. I don't think I've seen your address before. Perhaps you could introduce yourself? Just to clarify, I think David's right that this is not a place to discuss ways to evade government regulations. It is, though, an OK place to politely mention the wisdom of those regulations, as long as we don't let the discussion go on for a long time or get nasty. Or did I miss something? Mike San Jose, CA PS: The rainy season arrived here two weekends ago. For those of you who don't live in a Mediterranean climate, this is our equivalent of spring -- you can almost feel the land starting to wake up after the long summer drought. Amaryllid seeds are ripening, the hills start to turn green, and I rush through the last bits of bulb planting that I didn't finish in the dry season. Little green sprouts are starting to appear in many pots. Two thirds are weeds, one third are bulbs. But which are which? When in doubt, I leave them -- but that means more weeds later, and I'll never have the time to pull them all. So I'll call them "indicator plants," and promise myself that next summer I'll change out the potting mix. PPS: It turns out that putting window screening around a raised bed doesn't keep out all weed seeds. Darn.