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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Are these weeds? Reply with quote

I am posting three pics here, two different 'plants' which may be weeds.

I'm a bit mixed up as I sowed a lot of vegtable seeds and most died, some shoots came up then later, after I'd moved all the labels etc.

I think the ones in the pics could be weeds and would like to remove if they are, but then again if they are veg I don't. They are in the middle of lettuce and carrots so want to remove if they are weeds before they do some damage.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are weeds
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get rid of them quick, especially the first one, before it seeds. It catapults its seeds for yards around at the slightest touch.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks folks! Will remove at the crack of dawn tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: weeds and plants Reply with quote

A 'weed' is mostly a 'plant' in the wrong place. As Michael says ref. your three pictures, they're all weeds and Cath is quite right about the first one. I never saw that joker until I came to my present garden and at first I was very amused when I touched the weed and it sprayed me with seeds. I quickly learned to pull it, as Cath says, the moment I saw it, when I found it could produce 50 babies in about ten days. The weeds I hate most are daisies and fat hen, the last one can go from flower to seeding in less time than it takes me to notice it's already done so.

The best reason of all for sowing 'plant' seeds in a straight line is that when or if they come up it's easy to figure the 'plants' are likely to be all nicely lined up and anything not in the line is a 'weed'! I sometimes let certain 'weeds' grow but obviously only if I can use them for some useful purpose. So in my little plot there will always be some cow parsley, some feverfew, some yarrow lurking about on the margins.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Other herbs/weeds/veg... Reply with quote

Thanks again. I dug those out this morning. I can't believe I was diligently watering and watching weeds! What a dope.

OK, just in case, can you advise on these ones too? Question



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weed as well galwaybeginner. not sure of the name, but it has a pretty pink flower. Seeds all over the place though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sb. Damn! I thought it was one of the herbs I planted (actually secretly hoped it was a monster carrot, but looks so different to the carrots around it made that doubtful!)

Appreciate the advice. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that weed is Fumitory (Fumaria officionalis
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weed is finito. Smile Dug them out today. Kind of glad now - I know what everythig growing is >> garlic, onions, carrots and lots of pots of flowers.
Once I get the ~60 seedlings on every windowsill in I'll be all confused again.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first two photos are Hairy Bittercress (spreads like crazy but at least it pulls up easily) and Shepherds-purse
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jenny.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone know the name of the "catapult-my-seeds-all-over-your-garden" weed in picture 1?

That has surfaced over the couple of years in my garden - presumably from garden centre bought plants - and boy has it spread.

I have vowed not to let one seed this year, but its a tall order....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink Hairy Bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta
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