chick weed

what is the best way, if there is one to get rid or control chick weed.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    pull it up before it seeds.

  • Hoe,hoe, hoe.....image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

    Failing hoeing  or pulling up, you can always eat it.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • the main problem with chickweed is that when you pull it out another one will grow in it's place,this is because the seed can lay dormant for 90 years or so and when a plant is removed a new plant will grow to fill the gap.that's why it looks as though it keeps coming back.

     

  • Lets face it all our soils are stuffed to overflowing with loads of weedseeds and other nasties. The soil has been around longer than man. It's all part of the fun of gardening....image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,613

    Makes a good salad or sandwich filling, or chop it up and feed it to chickens - that's why it's called chickweed.image

    Failing that, hoe, hoe and hoe again.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,191
    Did someone say my name ??
    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • yes, vigilant weeding is the only way to stay on top of it - Chickweed is a very successful seeder, and if you havent got seeds in your soil you can bet that it will arrive courtesy of visiting birds, or on the wind. I find that a good deep mulch helps to keep it under control. Weed out any you can see then lay a mulch of a good two inches on top - this prevents light getting to the seeds so they can't germinate, as well as feeding your soil, if you use compost. But it's not a permanent thing.Weeds will spring up whenever your back is turned!

     

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