With a combination of water, healthy soil, and sunlight, plants are going to want to grow (including weeds). Weeds will take up space and resources from your vegetable plants, so it is important to maintain them throughout the growing season.

Some quick garden weed facts!

  • Regularly pull weeds that you see in the soil of your garden. It’s important to make sure you are pulling weeds and not your actual vegetable plants! Your vegetable plants will be in a uniform row where you put your labels. If there are weeds that do not look like your other vegetable plants and they are staggered in an area you did not plant seeds, it most likely is a weed that you can pull.
  • Common weeds you might find in your garden include crabgrass, thistle, dandelion, and garlic mustard plants. We do not recommend using a strong weed killer inside your garden as it can harm your other plants. Simply pull weeds that sprout for safe and effective maintenance.

Hope you enjoyed learning about garden weeds. We'll see you in the next lesson. Happy gardening :)