Dustin Rhodes wrote:
The only thing I KNOW is a weed(beside the mustard, sowthistle, and milkweed I want to keep) is Oxalis. I pull ONLY Oxalis until I can identify another(usually when they set flowers or seed).
you can also post pictures here of your weed suspicions, and maybe some of us can identify them?
Maarten Smet wrote:Hello
I am using my chickens as my composters and feed them all kinds of veggie/fruit leftovers. The compost is used in my garden beds, but since I am unfamiliar with how some vegetables look in their early stages, if I weed too early, I may take out some volunteer plants. How do people here generally deal with this? At what point do you weed your beds? My predicament is the earlier you do it, the easier it is to remove weeds but you may eliminate some awesome plants.
S Wesley wrote: Oh man, there is a plant where I live that we call oxalis that is sooooo tasty! It has a sort of citrus-like flavor to it. Maybe it's an identification error on our part?
Hans Quistorff wrote:Think of weeds as cover crop. Seeds that sprout in late fall and winter feed and protect the soil organisms. ... Some like chick weed and dead nettle will go to seed very early but the seed will not germinate when the soil is warm and die with first heat so don't need to be weeded at all except to make space for something else.