Plant #1 - Currently blooming in messy flower bed
Plant #2 - Currently blooming
Plant #3 (vigorous vine weed)
Well I ended up tearing it out. It was tucked into a patch of weeds and just too hard to save anyway. I figured I'd play it safe and get rid of itSusan W wrote:Vetch! The terror weed! It is invasive and tenacious. Unless there is more than one variety, can't imaging using it as a ground cover.
So very true! I had a nightmare infestation of sorrel pop up last year and pulled diligently, this year I've only seen a couple here and there so it has seemed to have made a difference, especially catching things before they go to seed. Last year was the first spring in our house and I let a lot of things grow in to see what they ended up doing. By the end of the season I learned to ID a lot of weeds I also know most of what is wanted in my garden now and am not afraid to pull things I don't want, even if they were intentionally put there by the previous owners.purpleinopp wrote:IDK of any Vicias considered garden plants, I would have pulled it too, since leaving it would result in many more of the same plant next year, from the seeds dropped by this years' plant. Pulling the other weeds you mention should help keep their numbers lower next year as well. After pulling unwanted sprouts from any particular area before they make flowers, there should be dramatically fewer weeds the following year.