If you haven’t been out to the garden, you might want to come prepared with gloves and a weeding tool. With the weather we have had, the weeds are flourishing.
Here are the two main types of weeds I’ve spotted.
Several different grasses – Easiest to hand-pull when young or remove with a stirrup hoe if you prefer to stand while working.
Lambsquarters – This is the most prevalent weed in the community garden. It is very common weed in the Northeast perhaps because a single plant can produce more than 50,000 seeds. As you weed, be sure to get the entire root. As it grows the lambsquarters develops a short, thick taproot. At the tender size it is now, it can easily be removed with a hoe.