All Things Gardening forum: Chickweed and my lawn

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 24, 2015 8:34 PM CST
I have always just hand-pulled up the Chickweed in my lawn and mailed it to @dave 's house. j/k Rolling on the floor laughing It's pretty much not a problem any more as the St. Augustine is strong enough to choke most of it out. I continue when I find them to pull them up. But I toss them into the lawn, and sometimes they get mulched in when I cut the lawn. Am I reseeding the Chickweed by sending it back into the lawn and I don't know it??
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 24, 2015 8:41 PM CST
If the seeds have reached maturity before you yanked it, then yes.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 24, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Ugh -- even just pieces of that stuff will root and grow, or at least it does in my garden!
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Name: Kim
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Chillybean
Aug 25, 2015 10:55 AM CST
I've given up on thinking I can eradicate it. But it's there when I need to make chickweed salve. My next batch will include some of that English Plantain I cannot get rid of, either. :)
Name: wayne
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wayne
Aug 25, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Chillybean said:I've given up on thinking I can eradicate it. But it's there when I need to make chickweed salve. My next batch will include some of that English Plantain I cannot get rid of, either. :)


I've got a bumper crop of plantain that's almost ready to harvest. I was hoping for equal amounts of comfrey and plantain for a salve, but I just didn't plant enough comfrey for all this! Hilarious!

As far as the chickweed goes, my son (who turns three next week) loves to pull weeds and feed them to the chickens. He'll actually pull ANYTHING and feed it to the chickens but we're still working on selecting the right stuff :)
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 25, 2015 2:29 PM CST
I don't notice chickweed in the lawn, but do have a fair amount in the flower beds. Way easier to pull than my dratted buttercup, and the hens do like it.
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Chillybean
Aug 25, 2015 4:08 PM CST
wayne said:

As far as the chickweed goes, my son (who turns three next week) loves to pull weeds and feed them to the chickens. He'll actually pull ANYTHING and feed it to the chickens but we're still working on selecting the right stuff :)


Young ones are a little zealous of their weed pulling, that's for sure. But glad for their help. Smiling I hadn't thought about giving it to the chickens. Great idea. We've been giving them soft tomatoes and other garden veggies, along with those pest Corn Rootworm Beetles that I shake into a bucket of water.

There I go again, bringing those crazy beetles into another post. I may not get Japanese Beetles (yet), but I've got plenty of these to keep me occupied.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 25, 2015 5:22 PM CST
I definitely need to get some chickens to feed the chickweed to...
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 25, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do...
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 25, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Unfortunately, my husband doesn't seem to agree with this plan! Sad
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