The Q&A Archives: Weeds

Question: Some weeds are pretty - can they be transplanted?

Answer: Some weeds can be transplanted (I've dug immature weeds and potted them up for classes I've given on common weed identification). If they have a taproot, they will be more difficult to move, but if they have fibrous roots, they should be easy. Young plants are easier to transplant than more mature specimens. One word of caution; unless you want weeds to overtake an area, be diligent in removing the spent flowers before they develop seeds. Weeds are called weeds because they spread readily, either by seeds or roots.

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