My friends Kelly and Erik of the Homegrown Evolution blog and authors of the terrific how-to book Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City just wrote a very funny post about a plant they can't stand: the asparagus fern.
Read the entire entry, but here are a couple of good bits:
Least favorite plant: asparagus fern
"When I saw a vendor at a farmer's market selling potted Asparagus setaceus, I felt like I was witnessing a crack dealer in an elementary school lunchroom."
Even if you could eat the shoots, you would have the world's smallest side dish. Breed a one inch tall pig and you could make tiny pork chops to go along with your buttered Asparagus setaceus.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.