|White top is a noxious spreading weed|
Knowing your weeds helps all of us. Please dispose of weeds properly to reduce labor, improve composting and keep the garden weeds under control. In an organic garden weed control is everyone's job.
These noxious weeds need to be dug up and put in the big blue barrel to be taken out of our garden. Obnoxious and annoying weeds, if not going to seed, can be put directly in the compost pile. For more information on identification of our gardens' weeds contact a garden mentor, the Siskiyou County Agricultural Department or look online at their plant ID website. http://www.cal-ipc.org/WMAs/Siskiyou_WMA.php
|This bermuda or crab grass was found in the finished compost |
pile and was ready to find its way into someone plot.
|Alfalfa is found throughout our garden. It is not a problem weed, |
in fact it is a soil building legume.
|Dandy lions may be obnoxious in your lawn, but in our garden they|
are not noxious.
|Marlahan Mustard is an invasive noxious weed.|
Later in the year, we will see puncture vine
and star thistle becoming more prevalent. But for now, we have our hands full staying on top of these difficult invasive species. Also remember not to water anywhere besides your vegetable bed. Additional water only encourages the weeds.