I really never intended to get an agave, but they seemed to be the right plant for the spot that I needed filling. So I was tending to them and saw that some cute little weeds were starting to sprout around the base of the plants. I decided to reach in there and pull them out. That was my mistake. As it was such a close area I thought I'd be able to just grab them with my fingers. Wrong. What I got was jabbed, poked, impaled, scratched, and gave up. Wicked plants they are. So how do you get the weeds out from around those plants with sharp teeth? How do you get in between leaves or around the base to grab those weeds without getting mutilated?