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Aug 24, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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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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Aug 24, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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If the seeds have reached maturity before you yanked it, then yes.
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Aug 24, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Ugh -- even just pieces of that stuff will root and grow, or at least it does in my garden!
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Aug 25, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
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. Smiling
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Aug 25, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Name: wayne
memphis (Zone 7b)
Keeper of Poultry Region: Tennessee
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 Smiling
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Aug 25, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
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.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Aug 25, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
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.
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Aug 25, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I definitely need to get some chickens to feed the chickweed to...
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Aug 25, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Aug 25, 2015 7:50 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Unfortunately, my husband doesn't seem to agree with this plan! Sad
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