Chickweed can be used in salads and has medicinal uses, but it can also be a major problem in lawns. It is easily hand pulled and should be removed in the winter before it flowers and sets seed.
Garlic mustard tries to invade along a property line and, if left, will flower in the spring with each plant shooting out hundreds of seeds.
With shortages of fertilizers predicted for this growing season, now is a good time to stock up on organics. Store it above the floor, where the fertilizer will stay cool and dry.
Garlic mustard is an allopath and can stop other plants from growing in the same soil for a number of years. The seedlings, emerging here in late February, are quite hardy and easily picked if they are removed in the winter.
Chickweed can flower under the snow, set seed and begin growing in a few as five weeks.
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