Weed Warriors

We had about 30 children from the community center in addition to other gardeners attend the garden talk on weeds this morning. It was a great group, full of questions about the weeds they found and eager to search and destroy the weeds growing in their plots.

The other Moreau Community Garden gardeners were also happy to be able to identify the weeds in their plots. And one gardener discovered cucumber beetles, a major troublemaker as they carry bacterial diseases. Neem oil soap is a good remedy for keeping populations down. Also, handpicking and tossing them into soapy water is effective.

Among the most common weeds in our garden are goldenrod, smartweed, redroot pigweed, peppergrass, galinsoga, and lambsquarters.

Think you can identify them? Here are some images, see how well you do.I got my common name because it is said my seeds germinate on the way to the ground.  Do you know who I am?

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Answer: Galinsoga, lambsquarters, redroot pigweed, peppergrass and goldenrod.

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