Identifying and Controlling Persistent Weeds in the Garden - Ep. 149

Just Grow Something | The "Why" Behind the "How" of Gardening

23-05-2023 • 19 mins

I spent the better part of my afternoon on Monday pulling Johnsongrass from my tomato field and in between my pole beans, which is what prompted today’s episode. That Johnsongrass is a perennial weed that reproduces both by seeds and by rhizomes and it’s been an aggressive problem for us in one particular field and I thought it would be helpful to give some tips on controlling all types of weeds in your garden.

Today we’ll talk about knowing the difference between annual weeds and perennial ones, the different ways they spread, and some strategies on how to prevent and control them. In most cases, you are not going to eradicate them completely, so managing them is the name of the game here. In some cases, this could take years and the frustration level may make you want to give up. But trust me when I say even the heaviest weed infestation can be controlled with a plan. Let’s dig in.

Episode resources: 33 Lawn and Garden Weeds: How to Identify and Control Them. How to Get Rid of Garden Weeds Naturally | The Old Farmer's Almanac. Identify common weeds / RHS Gardening. How to Identify 25 Common Weed Types and Control Them | HGTV. Weed Persistence: Why Are Weeds So Persistent? - Science ABC. Podcast Resources:

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