Control Those Weeds: Garlic Mustard: Garlic mustard forest

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Control Those Weeds: Garlic Mustard

By paulgrow
August 1, 2012

This is the third article in a series that will offer descriptions and control measures for some of the most common weeds. For the most part I will be referring to weeds found in the Midwest because that’s where I live and these are the ones I’m most familiar with.

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Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Jul 31, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Between the garlic mustard and the japanese honeysuckle, our woods are being choked out. Since I was working a lot when it was going to seed, I didn't get a chance to pull much of it, so next year should really be scary.
I saw a clever ad in a local paper this spring. It went something like this: "Acres of garlic mustard, a very healthy organic green, free for the picking."
It included a link to an article about the health benefits of eating it. I wonder if it worked...
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 1, 2012 3:29 AM CST
I always pull pull pull too... they are all over here
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Aug 1, 2012 9:06 AM CST
wow, a weed I *don't* have? *shock* I'll trade you: this Garlic Mustard for either knapweed or bindweed!! I also have some kind of clover growing that has a taproot that is usually about 4-6X the length of the plant's height! So if the plant is 1' tall, the taproot will usually, honest-to-friggin-goodness 4-5 FEET long!! Almost IMPOSSIBLE to get it all!!
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Aug 1, 2012 4:27 PM CST
I get that clover & the fake strawberries.. both very annoying
Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Aug 1, 2012 9:48 PM CST
Does that clover-type plant have little yellow flowers? If so, we have them, too, and they spread like crazy.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Aug 2, 2012 8:37 AM CST
Renee - Yea, cute little flowers. They aren't bad plants, but when they're in the middle of my roses, they just don't look right. So that's why I yank 'em.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Kentucky Sempervivums Cat Lover Dog Lover
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KyWoods
Aug 2, 2012 12:08 PM CST
Yep, and roots that go all the way to China. Thumbs down

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