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Garden Hotline: Edible spring weeds

By Katie Vincent
City Living

Learn tips about edible weeds in this article written one of Tilth Alliance's educators.

Frustrated with your weeds? This year, consider a new plan for revenge: tossing them in a salad and eating them!

As the garden starts to send out signs of life this spring, so do all of the herbaceous weeds that hid out of sight all winter long. Mulching in late winter or early spring can help keep some weeds from germinating or photosynthesizing, making the work of spring weeding much easier. Other weeds, especially taproots, are stronger and may require more work to keep their populations manageable. If you struggle with weeds in your yard, you might benefit from a new plan of action based in Integrated Pest Management (IPM): a holistic yet comprehensive approach to weed control.

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