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  • Maritime PNW Weeds - The Westside Gardener
    if I don t realize I ve been anywhere near this weed G aparine has the ability to function as either a summer or winter annual in the maritime garden If left unchecked it can literally bury low growing plants Since the stems are brittle hand pulling is not always effective Hoeing or digging are better methods for control The sticky hairs of this pest can leave weals on your

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  • Maritime PNW Weeds - The Westside Gardener
    acid soils that are low in nitrogen One of the recommended practices for control is simply to lime and fertilize regularly You can also eat the leaves but they are quite tart Try growing one of the widely available cultivated varieties instead An interesting side note being in the Buckwheat family Sorrel s tiny flowers don t have any petals More of a nuisance than a full blown pest at

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  • Maritime PNW Weeds - The Westside Gardener
    from the burning juice inside their stems some people are sensitive to it The seeds of this plant are often eaten by birds Polygonum thrive where water and sunshine are abundant Control by hand pulling or hoeing them out They spread readily by seed so if you decide you like the flowers keep them well away from your more refined garden areas This group of weeds are close cousins to

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  • Maritime PNW Weeds - The Westside Gardener
    blooming it can be stunning especially in large drifts Be warned though that it shares a trait with its relative Evening Primrose Epilobium can spread both by seed and by roots although fortunately it s not quite as aggressive To eradicate this weed you ll probably have to dig it out It can usually be kept in check by removing the spent flower heads before they can make seed much

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  • Maritime PNW Weeds - The Westside Gardener
    simply because of its greater height but both can set off your allergies This particular species does have some beneficial uses as a medicinal herb though The best control is acheived by digging making sure to get the entire crown of the plant You may have run into its cousin in this quiz already and I m almost certain you ve run into this plant in the wild While it

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