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May 23, 2017 6:09 PM CST
My grandfather bought a dump truck full of cow manure and after it was plowed in to the garden these started growing. Any help with what they are or how to deal with them would be great. Thanks in advance
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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May 23, 2017 6:56 PM CST

Probably Amaranth. The stems and leaves of Amaranth is combined with corn stems and leaves and used as cattle feed.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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May 23, 2017 7:07 PM CST
I agree. Commonly called Pig Weed.

May 23, 2017 11:22 PM CST
Thank You!

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